Piccini Frapasso Primitivo Di Manduria 2019
The first government records of Primitivo wines date to the 1870s, however church records show the varietal as identified in the late 1700s by Don Francesco Filippo Indellicati, a priest from Gioia del Colle. He spotted the grape that ripened earlier compared to other varieties, hence the name: Primitivo, as in “primis” , the first one to ripen. Don Francesco named it, isolated it and from central Puglia, it spread south to Manduria and down the heel of Italys boot.
This grape does not ripe uniformly therefore the selections of grapes upon arrival to the winery is a must. Once the fruit is categorised in their best lots, the traditional fermentation on skins begins. Following fermentation, the wine is aged for 6 months in oak barrels.
This bright cherry wine has a bouquet wrapped in chocolate and clove, with vanilla and cocoa notes and vibrant fruitiness. It has a lingering finish of sweet licorice and figs. A perfect pair for roast meats, game stews and meat sauces. - Luca Maroni, Annuario Del Migliori Vini, 97 points
The Finer Details
Style - Red Wine
Varietal - Primitivo
Country - Italy
Region - Puglia
Vintage - 2019
Bottle Size - 750ml
ABV - 14.5%