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Rated 89 - Rich blackberries, tar and dark chocolate on the nose with some dried dark fruit, too. Juicy, with some...
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Bottle: $18.00
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COLOUR: Intense red, with violet hints reminiscent of fresh red fruit. BOUQUET: On the nose, fruity notes of currants...
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750ml
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Appearance: Luminous, deep ruby red, with purplish rim. Bouquet: Fruity aromas of dark cherry, wild cherry, red...
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750ml
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Color : Ruby red with delicate garnet undertones. Nose : The minerality of the nose creates a delicate combination...
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750ml
Bottle: $30.62
Very intense and elegant ruby red colour; broad and complex fruity fragrance with hints of plum, cherry jam and...
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750ml
Bottle: $28.93
Rated 89 - Black fruit jam nose. Sweet, yet clean and layered with chunky tannins and a long finish. (Bronze) - DWWA...
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Red
750ml
Bottle: $9.59 $10.10
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Deep ruby red with violet reflections; intense fruity bouquet with notes of plum and cherry, hints of Mediterranean...
Red
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Bottle: $33.94
The Castello Monaci Artas is explosively rich and layered with ripe, sun-drenched berry fruit, black pepper spice and...
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Red
750ml
Bottle: $12.41 $13.34
Broad, ripe black fruit and spice aromas, with notes of pepper, toasty vanilla and Mediterranean scrub. On the...
Red
750ml
Bottle: $13.34
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Broad, ripe black fruit and spice aromas, with notes of pepper, toasty vanilla and Mediterranean scrub. On the...
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Red
750ml
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A balance of elegance and power; inky black fruit, spice and white pepper, jammy black cherries, plums, blackberry...
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Red
750ml
Bottle: $19.94
Rated 91 - This plush red shows pleasing tones of dried cranberry, fresh black cherry, violet and warm spices on the...
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Red
750ml
Bottle: $12.90
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COLOR: Deep ruby red color. NOSE: Intense fruity nose with aromas of blackberry and plum. FLAVOR: In the mouth it is...
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Red
750ml
Bottle: $10.84
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Intense ruby red color with purple hues, sweet floral notes accompanied by aromas of strawberry and plum. The palate...
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Red
750ml
Bottle: $17.78 $19.12
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The nose reveals intense and full aromas that recall plum, red fruit jam with sweet spicy accents. Full-bodied wine,...
Red
750ml
Bottle: $13.90
12 bottles: $13.62
Dense ruby red with a purplish rim, it is immediately intense on the nose with marked aromas of ripe and fleshy red...
Red
750ml
Bottle: $20.94
12 bottles: $20.52
Rated 89 - Dark, brooding and spicy, the 2019 Primitivo di Manduria lifts up with notes of crushed rocks, cardamom...
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Red
750ml
Bottle: $15.96 $16.80
12 bottles: $11.88

Primitivo

As with many European grape varietals, there is some debate regarding the precise origins of the Primitivo grape. Most people now agree that it probably came from Croatia, where it is still used widely in the production of red wine, and it known as Tribidrag. However, today it is a grape most commonly associated with the powerful red wines of Puglia, the heel of Italy’s boot, where the intense sunshine and brisk Mediterranean breezes produce grapes of remarkable character and balance. Primitivo is a dark grape, known for producing intense, inky, highly tannic wines, most notably the naturally sweet Dolce Naturale and the heavy and complex Primitivo di Manduria wines. Primitivo tends to be naturally very high in both tannin and alcohol, making it ideal for both barrel and cellar ageing, which brings out its more rounded and interesting features.

Primitivo is not the easiest grape to grow or manage, and it has had something of a difficult century. Indeed, by the 1990s, there was little interest in Puglian wines in general, and winemakers were neglecting their Primitivo vineyards and looking to other, more commercially viable varietals. However, the last decade has seen this grape come well and truly back into fashion, with new techniques and a heightened interest in native Italian grape varietals bringing Primitivo back into the spotlight. It is now widely loved for its intensity and ability to be paired with strongly flavored foods.