Red
(750ml)
Bottle: $18.94
12 bottles: $18.56
Rated 89 - Dark, brooding and spicy, the 2019 Primitivo di Manduria lifts up with notes of crushed rocks, cardamom...
VM
89
JS
88
Red
(750ml)
Bottle: $15.42
12 bottles: $15.11
Red
(750ml)
Bottle: $29.74
12 bottles: $29.15
Rated 91 - The 2015 Primitivo di Manduria Elegia Riserva takes some time to open in the glass, as a dusting of...
12
FREE
VM
91
WE
90
Rapid Ship
Red
(750ml)
Bottle: $29.74
12 bottles: $29.19
Rated 92 - A dark, rich display of blackberry and cherry preserves lifted by minty herbal tones and sweet smoke wafts...
12
FREE
VM
92
Rapid Ship
Red
(750ml)
Bottle: $11.93
12 bottles: $11.69
Rated 91 - #89 Top 100, 2020. Cohesive aromas of tilled earth, tobacco and peppery spice are well-integrated into a...
WE
91
WS
90

Italy Puglia Primitivo Di Manduria

There are few countries in the world with a viticultural history as long or as illustrious as that claimed by Italy. Grapes were first being grown and cultivated on Italian soil several thousand years ago by the Greeks and the Pheonicians, who named Italy 'Oenotria' – the land of wines – so impressed were they with the climate and the suitability of the soil for wine production. Of course, it was the rise of the Roman Empire which had the most lasting influence on wine production in Italy, and their influence can still be felt today, as much of the riches of the empire came about through their enthusiasm for producing wines and exporting it to neighbouring countries. Since those times, a vast amount of Italian land has remained primarily for vine cultivation, and thousands of wineries can be found throughout the entire length and breadth of this beautiful country, drenched in Mediterranean sunshine and benefiting from the excellent fertile soils found there. Italy remains very much a 'land of wines', and one could not imagine this country, its landscape and culture, without it.

The southern Italian region of Puglia, known as the 'heel' of the country, is home to Italy's most up and coming wineries, keen to demonstrate to the world that the poor reputation they had in the seventies and eighties no longer applies. The wines of Puglia are certainly full of character, often big, bright and juicy, and full of strong dark fruit flavours. The Puglian wines are also renowned for being slightly more alcoholic and structured than those found further north, giving wine drinkers plenty to experience and discuss when sampling the region's complex and fascinating wares. Puglia is, in essence, a region of deep traditions, and the wine makers there are determined to stick to their traditional techniques and methods, and keep the unique identity of Puglian wine alive in the twenty first century.