A Mano Primitivo di Puglia 2019
|Wine Type||Red Wine|
|Body / Style||Big & Bold|
|Grape Blend||100% Primitivo|
|Bottle Size (ml)||750|
|Special Features||Sustainable, Vegan|
|Extra Info||Hearty yet complex|
|Food Pairing Guide||Try with steak or bolognese|
|Terroir||The grapes for this wine come 70 year old vines, in vineyards at the heart of the Primitivo growing region, located in the low hills east of Taranto in Puglia|
A Mano Primitivo di Puglia is plummy, raisiny and satisfying. The colour is deep purple with intense aromas of ripe dark fruit and cocoa. It's opulent, almost porty, with notes of raisins and ripe plum, but it remains elegant complex and balanced. This is an excellent example of a grape variety that we recommend a lot, as it is always pleasing and reliable.
2017 was one of the best vintages A Mano have experienced. The weather was perfect, with a cold winter and dry, hot summer, and the vines responded to the excellent conditions. They started harvest on the 25th of August, about 12 days earlier than normal with fruit that was of astounding quality.
Mark Shannon and Elvezia Sbalchiero, the duo behind A Mano, have worked in the wine business for most of their lives. Elvezia is a northern Italian wine marketing expert and Mark is a Californian winemaker. They fell in love with Puglia and, when they decided to start their own label, made it their home. By producing high quality wines, Mark and Elvezia have succeeded in making Primitivo one of Italy's most talked about grape varieties. They pay high prices for the best grapes from 70-100 year old vines and focus solely on quality and a modern style.