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2020 Petraio Primitivo di Puglia: Puglia, Italy


Tasting Notes

A classic Primitivo that is capturing and expressive.  In the glass it shows a deep ruby color, that is flourishing with fresh, fruity notes of bright red berries and with musty, earthy notes of mushroom and smoke on the nose. This wine is round and supple with ripe tannins and a balanced acidity.  Notes of cherry and cranberry are intertwined with tobacco, mocha and oak on the palate. This is a beautiful Primitivo!! Soft, smooth bold, and dry. Just delish!!

Winery Details

Petraio is a joint project developed by Scoperta Importing and the Castellani family to bring unique, affordable wines from southern Italy to the United States. In the right hands, the extremely favorable climatic conditions of southern Italy can consistently produce soft, juicy, round and structured wines in an “international style” that also convey a real sense of place. To create wines like this, experience is crucial. The Castellani’s wine business was established at the end of the 19th century. The trials and triumphs of each generation go into every bottle the family produces. The key to the Petraio wines is diligent focus on vineyard selection. Each varietal enjoys the most appropriate soil types, microclimates and light exposure. The varietals themselves are the product of sophisticated enological techniques and intensive research on different clones to find the best grape for each vineyard.

Wine Summary

Winery/Producer: Petraio - Sabino Russo

Grape(s): 100% Primitivo

Style: Red, dry

Origin: Puglia, Italy

Vinification: Sustainable farming practices. The grapes are hand harvested, macerated for 10 days, and fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel vats. Vegan friendly.

Aging: Aged in stainless steel

% ABV: 13%