Medium bodied, dry and fruity.
Tasting Notes: This bold and powerful red from Brindisi is made in a similar way to a Ripasso wine using a portion of dried Primitivo grapes and fermenting the wine a second time on the dried skins. The result is a fresh and aromatic red with an amazing concentration of plum, blackberry, cherry and chocolate flavours.
The name Puglia is thought to be derived from the Latin `a-pluvia` or lack of rain, and this fertile region along the Adriatic coast is the heartland of the Primitivo grape variety (claimed as the origin of California`s Zinfandel variety). The Salento penninsula, with a hot maritime climate and cool night time breezes, produces concentrated red wines of relatively high alcohol and soft, rounded tannins.
Food Match : Serve with spicy pasta dishes, roast pork or beef, game dishes and full flavoured hard cheeses.
Grape : Primitivo
Producer : Casa Vinicole Botter
Country : Puglia, Italy