The grapes from the Primitivo vineyards of the Cardinale Historic Cellar in the areas of Santeramo in Colle and Gioia del Colle are harvested strictly by hand
, harvesting at different times to obtain the best alcohol content and quality of the wines whose production is carried out at the Cellar immediately after collection.
Primitivo as its own characteristic matures first compared to other varieties for which the harvest takes place between the end of August and the month of September depending on the seasonal trend.
Harvest for Primitivo Spumante
The first harvest is that of the grapes that will go to produce the Primitivo Spumante with the classic method, it is harvested first to obtain a non-sweet sparkling wine with grapes not yet rich in sugars and racemes for the maximum contribution in minerality. Typically this harvest takes place between the end of August and the first ten days of September.
Harvest for Primitivo Rosato
The second harvest is dedicated to the production of Primitivo Rosato wine, when the grapes have reached balanced ripening, with the right sugar and acidity content. It is a harvest that typically takes place in the middle of September, when the local climate is still mild and the plants are in full force.
Harvest for the red Primitivo
The last harvest is the one dedicated to the production of red Primitivo wine, it takes place when the grapes have reached full ripeness and bunches can also be recognized where the so-called basola grape is present, the dehydrated one with a high sugar content which will provide structure and alcohol content to wine.