Produttori Di Manduria, Electric Bee, IGT Puglia, Italy 2020

Regular price £11.75

A fine Primitivo, with lovely concentration and stone fruit flavours

In the heel of Italy, Manduria is considered the birth place of the native Primitivo grape, and was officially recognised as such in the 1970s when a DOC was created for the region. However Produttori di Manduria had been making wines for 40 years by then, unashamedly proud of their deep affection for Primitivo.

As well as making high quality examples of Puglia's most famous vinous export, the co-operative is well versed in producing fascinating whites from Fiano and Verdeca. But it is with the poetically titled Elegia that the extraordinary levels of quality come to light. Made from old bush vines up to 50 years old it creates a wine of intense dark berry fruit with wonderful balsamic end notes and excellent balance.

Primitivo grapes come from a vineyard planted with 15-35 years old vines, they train the vines in the espalier system with vines planted at approximately 4000/5000 plants per hectare. Harvest, by hand is carried out at the end of august. A traditional red wine fermentation without any oak aging to retain that beautiful freshness.

Tasting Note: Very intense and incredibly complex, this beautifully crafted wine has an aroma reminiscent of ripe cherry, plum, and blackberry, yet retains a delicate freshness and softness on the palate.

Critics:

Primitivo (Zinfandel) (100%)

ABV13.5%

Vegetarian

Vegan