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Primitivo di Manduria 2009

Paolo Leo's Primitivo di Manduria 2009 is produced from 40 year old Primitivo vines grown around the town of Sava, in the heart of the Salento region of Puglia, southern Italy. The vines are trained using the traditional "Alberello Pugliese" method, which ensures low yeilds and great concentration. Six months in French oak barriques contributes layers of spice, smoke and earthy aromas. Please also note high alcohol level of 14.5% and carefully dare to taste it! Its ripe, dark berry fruit flavours with nuances of wild herbs would definitely make you happy, some earthy undertones are followed by a long and gripping finish. This powerful full-bodied wine would definitely make you enjoy hearty and rich mains to the full extent. (shhhh) we have ditched the port for the dessert and had a large glass of this delicious and quite thick wine, should you also try and tell us what do you think?? (Decanter Silver medal to add some points to your judgment?!)




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FOOD MATCH

OK, you need to decant this wine (more than an hour would be great!) first. Then prepare yourself for truly powerful taste sensations - you would have a challenge to match this wine with the food we must say! Option 1 - go for something lighter like turkey or lamb meatballs, make it spicy with tomato sauce (enrich it with Italian herbs), so this wine would serve nicely as a powerful contrast to your food. Option 2 - match the body and weight by having a fatty and herb-crusted roasted leg of lamb, so juicy and powerful so it can balance this wine well! Treat yourself with this wine by having a glass after a nice dinner - it can serve you as a pleasant dessert without a need to have an actual cake or something sweet!
Colour:red
Country:Italy
Vintage:2009
Price range:£10.99 - £12
Clarity:clear
Colour intensity:deep
Producer:Paololeo
Nose aroma:very ripe cherries and dark fruit, sweet spice, earth, oak
Sweetness:dry
Acidity:medium
Body:full
Palate flavour:ripe black cherries, other black fruit, spice, earthy notes, and wild herbs
Length of finish:long
Conclusion quality:Very good to outstanding


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