Italy

Produttori Vini Manduria Lirica Primitivo di Manduria, 2019

  • Grape VarietyPrimitivo
  • Appellation Puglia
  • Alcohol 14 %
  • Source Imported Exclusively

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Intense and Elegant Full-bodied Primitivo

Intense and elegant nose of ripe dark fruit, cherry, plum, sweet spices like ginger and aniseed with discreet oak on the nose. The palate is medium to full with a rounded texture and elegant tannin, a well-balanced freshness underneath with a rather long and broad spicy finish.

  • 6 months in big casks of Slavonian oak
  • 91 points Wine Enthusiast
  • Imported Exclusively

Cellaring: Drink now or in the next 4 years

Food Pairing: fillet steak with green pepper, crusted roast beef, lamb with roasted potatoes, medium-aged cheeses.

STORY BEHIND THIS WINE

This is an outstanding example of the quality and potential of the Primitivo Grape. Native to the South of Italy Lirica Primitivo achieves the rare balance of intensly ripe rich dark fruits, cinnamon, aniseed with a lifted acidity and lick of fine tannnined oak. It's a wine that has won a huge number of plaudits in the Italian and international wine press, for its staigth-up no nonsese power , coupled with very good structure.

The prestigous Italian publication "Gambero Rosso 2020" gave this wine it's top award Tre Bicchiere. Only 200-odd wines achieve this rating in any given year. "It's a ripe, full wine rich in fruit and of notable length, but also sapid (strong & pleasant taste) and gutsy"

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