This Primitivo (a relative of Zinfandel and known in the southern region of Puglia, Italy) offers gobs of purple berry and black cherry notes, baking spice and vanilla, mocha a licorice with fine cocoa and pipe tobacco. The palate is plush and laden with spiced mocha, sarsaparilla and ripe berries. A nice juxtaposition of rustic charm and earthiness balanced with generous fruit.
Pair it with barbecued ribs or spicy sausage, hearty pasta dishes or food you'd pair with Zinfandel.
Earthy, plush, savoury.
The nose is earthy, mineral/soil notes atop spiced plums, briary berries, chocolate, leather, crushed purple flowers and savoury spices. The palate is equally succulent; carob, saline, spiced plums lead to a bittersweet cocoa and tobacco finish. Chalky textured tannins and a medium-long finish. Great acidity here to pair: eggplant caponata, rich seafoods, red sauces.
Barbeque, Cheese - Semi Hard / Medium , Italian Food, Game Day Wines
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Wine Scores reviewed - 2014-11-11 13:42:25.0