With "Triusco", Rivera aims at a delicately-balanced blend of the characteristics of the primitivo variety grown in two representative but different terroirs. 60% of the blend comes in fact from Manduria, where the variety shows the fullest body and character, and 40% is sourced from Gioia del Colle DOC area, where the cooler climate and the rocky soils lend wines of greater elegance and balance
Impenetrable purple color and intense bouquet of dark berry jam and cocoa, the taste is full and smooth with a long finish. Served at 18°-20°C, goes well with dishes rich in flavor.
- Variety: 100% Primitivo
- Grape harvest: 60% last week of August and 40% second week of September. Vineyard yield: 50-60 q/ha
- Wine making: Maceration for 9-10 days with frequent pumpovers.
- Aging: 8-9 months in glass-lined cement tanks and 6 months in the bottle.
- Tasting notes: An opaque purple; intense bouquet of blackcurrant and blackberry; very full-bodied, warm, and smooth in the mouth, with fragrant notes of dried plum, cassis, and dark chocolate.
- Cellaring: 5-6 years
- Alcohol: 14%