Vigneti Del Salento
Zolla Primitivo di Manduria 2017, Vigneti del Salento
Italy / Puglia
Andy's Tasting Notes
An intense, rich and velvety Primitivo with red cherry, blackberry, blueberry, nutmeg, thyme and mocha.
The vineyards are mostly situated in the communes of Manduria and Sava and are owned by growers with whom Filippo has been working with for many years. Production is lower than its potential, which ensures the best quality grapes are selected. The red soils are calcareous clay and rich in iron, minerals and nutrients. 80% of the grapes come from old bush vines and the rest from trained vines that are at least 20 years old.
Price per bottle £16.70
This is Farnese’s venture in Puglia (they are also responsible for Gran Sasso, Zabù, Vesevo, Tufarello and others). The wines are made at two wineries in the province of Taranto on the western flank of Salento. Winemaker Filippo Baccalaro is the driving force behind this new label, a native of Piemonte, he has been working in Puglia for almost two decades. Filippo was attracted by the rich, ripe flavours of the fruit and the ability to capture these flavours with a minimum use of technology, but a lot of know-how.
Food matchSpicy aubergine, date, hazelnut and apricot couscous