A Mano Primitivo di Puglia 2021
The grapes for the A Mano Primitivo di Puglia come from winemaker Mark's favourite vineyard on the coast of the Ionian Sea. The climate here is classically Mediterranean and soils are a crumbly, dark reddish-brown that resemble instant coffee and radiate heat back into the vines. The Primitivo vines are quite old; most are the original bush vine plantings after phylloxera, called ‘Alberello’, and range from 70 to 100 years old. Deeply coloured and exuberant on the nose, with intense perfumes of red and black fruit such as plum and raspberry, and Mediterranean spices. On the palate it is youthful and full-bodied, with a great balance between ripe, rounded fruit characters and smooth tannins.