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La Casada Primitivo Salento 2013

La Casada, Primitivo, IGT Salento, Puglia, Italy, 2013 On primitivo in IGP Salento This wine: lot No. L14/185 (on neck), varietal primitivo (legally >= 85% primitivo), screw-cap closure, 13% abv, Gauntleys bin end, £6.70 (£10) 12/18 Consumer tasting note: no … Continue reading

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Faiano Primitivo Salento 2016

Orion Wines, Terre di Faiano, Primitivo, IGP Salento, Puglia, Italy, 2016 On primitivo in IGP Salento [Aka zinfandel in the US]. IGP Salento lies at the extreme southern end of the Puglian peninsula (aka Salentino). Soils are limestone and clay, … Continue reading

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Patat Appassimento Puglia 2016

Christian Patat, Appassimento, Vino Rosso Passito, IGT Puglia, Italy, 2016 This wine: lot No. L17/222, a blend? of semi-dried grapes, agglomerate natural cork closure, 14.5% abv, Naked Wines (gift), ~£17 (02/18) Consumer tasting note: a deeply ruby hued wine from … Continue reading

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Castris Salice Salentino 2014

Leone de Castris, Rosso Riserva, DOC Salice Salentino, Lecce, Puglia, Italy, 2014 On negroamaro A black variety, cultivated almost exclusively in Puglia. Wines are generally deeply hued (negro), with balancing acidity – which can be challenging to preserve [3], soft … Continue reading

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il brutto Salento Rosso 2014

il brutto, Negroamaro Primitivo, IGP Salento Rosso, Puglia, Italy, 2014 The Salentino region is at the southernmost end of Puglia (the modern name, also seen as the Latin Apuglia), south of Brindisi.  The topography is low flat-topped hills, or just … Continue reading

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Nero di Troia Puglia 2010

Torre del Falco, Nero di Troia, IGT (Indicazione Geografica Tipica) Puglia, Italy, 2010 Nero di troia is planted mainly in Puglia, and is a late ripener. Won silver at the 2013 IWC. Varietal nero di troia, fermented in stainless steel, … Continue reading

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Tacco Barocco Squinzano 2008

Sampietrana Tacco Barocco Squinzano DOC,  2008; Puglia, Italy 90% negroamaro, 10% malvasia; aged in oak for about a year, natural cork closure, 13.5% abv. Ann et Vin, about £10. WSET style tasting note Appearance – clear and bright, medium intensity … Continue reading

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