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Red
750ml
Bottle: $22.80
12 bottles: $20.52
A wine that is full expression of the potential of Apulian nature, the Rosso dei Vespa combines the traditional...
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Red
750ml
Bottle: $32.00
Very intense and elegant ruby red colour; broad and complex fruity fragrance with hints of plum, cherry jam and...
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Red
750ml
Bottle: $23.94 $24.60
Rated 89 - Black fruit jam nose. Sweet, yet clean and layered with chunky tannins and a long finish. (Bronze) - DWWA...
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89
Red
750ml
Bottle: $19.94
12 bottles: $19.54
Rated 90 - A mix of fresh and dried blackberry and dark cherry tones is standard for Primitivo di Manduria, with...
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90
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Red
750ml
Bottle: $15.85 $16.68
Rated 89 - Dark, brooding and spicy, the 2019 Primitivo di Manduria lifts up with notes of crushed rocks, cardamom...
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89
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88
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Red
750ml
Bottle: $13.29
Rated 91 - #89 Top 100, 2020. Cohesive aromas of tilled earth, tobacco and peppery spice are well-integrated into a...
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91
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90
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Red
750ml
Bottle: $13.00
12 bottles: $12.74
Rated 91 - This luscious red delivers dense cherry jam and black raspberry tones all wrapped in a framing of toasted...
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91
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Red
750ml
Bottle: $22.80
12 bottles: $22.34
Rated 92 - A dark, rich display of blackberry and cherry preserves lifted by minty herbal tones and sweet smoke wafts...
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92
Red
750ml
Bottle: $45.20
6 bottles: $44.30
Rated 92 - The 2016 Primitivo di Manduria Sonetto Riserva lifts up with a beguiling display that blends crushed...
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92
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Red
750ml
Bottle: $23.84
Rated 91 - Blackberries, raspberries, citrus and notes of tar make for a fresh nose in this context. The palate is...
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91

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.