images-1Simposio wines display remarkable intensity and balance, showing the true potential of Southern Italy. Intense, dark brooding fruit is given structure by soft integrated tannins and subtle oak ageing. Simposio wines are powerful but well poised, long and complex to finish. Brindisi is a town and coastal wine region in the Puglia province of Southern Italy. The growing zone encompasses the town of Brindisi and its environs as well as vineyards in the adjacent Mesagne. There is an ancient history of winemaking here, as the city has long been a major trade hub and the main port connecting to Italy’s “heel,” thus providing Rome and the East with its wines, salt and olive oil. Despite what should be obvious climatic influences from the Adriatic Sea, the region still has that Puglian characteristic of being blazing hot and dry in summer. The DOC wines are based on the Negroamaro grape.

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simposio-rosso-riserva-jpegSIMPOSIO Rosso Riserva

Appellation: Brindisi Rosso Doc – Riserva

Production zone: Brindisi, Italia

Grape variety: Negroamaro 80% – Malvasia 20%

Alcohol level: 14 vol.

Grape source: Source of grape: average 20/25 years old plants

TASTING NOTES

Color: Brilliant and deep ruby red, quite consistent. Nose: Intense, complex and fine with pronounced aromas of mature red fruits. Delicate note of spice completes the richness of the olfactory spectrum. Palate: dry, medium warm, soft and fresh. Soft tannins. It shows an elegant balance and quite intense, persistent and fine. A full-bodied and harmonious wine.

imagesl00odd6xSIMPOSIO Primitivo

Appellation: Primitivo IGT Salento

Production zone: Brindisi, Italia

Grape variety: Primitivo 100%

Alcohol level: 14 vol.

Grape source: Source of grape: average 20/25 years old plants

TASTING NOTES

Color: ruby red with delicate garnet hues. Nose: Quite intense and complex. Superior quality with the presence of mineral notes that marry perfectly with the delicate note of sweet maraschino cherries, black cherries and plums. Notes of spice seal it all off in a finale full of memorable lasting aromas. Palate: The presence of non-aggressive tannins with good minerality and acidity are well in tuned with an overall softness that extols the characteristics of this Primitivo. Well balanced and quite intense. Persistent and elegant. Full body.

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