Fabiana Kalema Negroamaro 2017 ItalyFabiana Kalema Negroamaro 2017 Italy
KALEMA Negroamaro is an intense red wine with garnet reflections. The nose alternates fruity sensations of black cherry and blackberry, sweet-spicy notes due to ageing in the Tonneau. In the mouth, it is soft and balanced with a firm but never intrusive tannin. Persistent finish.
Il Falcone Castel Del Monte Riserva 2008 ItalyIl Falcone Castel Del Monte Riserva 2008 Italy
A complex wine, elegant and austere that signifies the great potential of the Nero di Troia (about 70%), the main indigenous variety of the DOC Castel del Monte, that provides its essence, character and elegance, combined with other local varieties that provide to its harmony. Aged in French oak for at least 14 months and for a further year in bottle, goes well with red meats, game and mature cheeses. Well-preserved, shows great aging capacity. Dense garnet-red; multi-layered bouquet of ripe wild red berry fruit, leather, pipe tobacco and spice; rich palate, austere, very lengthy and well-balanced.
Jorche Primitivo 2016 ItalyJorche Primitivo 2016 Italy
Ideal environmental conditions: sun, earth and a sea breeze favour an excellent maturation of the grapes. The unique aromas and perfumes characterise this wine which is structured and has a soft and velvety taste. 100% Primitivo with a red ruby colour and ethereal and fruity mixed berry.
Manoro Primitivo 2018 ItalyManoro Primitivo 2018 Italy
In case you haven’t heard of San Marzano before, this Puglian based estate has made a name for itself with some astoundingly concentrated wines. Boasting multiple vineyards with gnarled bush vine Primitivo, Negroamaro red wines from these parts are amongst the weightiest red wines in Italy.
With this Manoro we’re looking at a classic Puglian Primitivo (aka Zinfandel) dripping with inky dark berry fruit, a hint of fennel and then firm tannins. I think the biggest core appeal of this Italian red – and Primitivo in general – is that it balances the famous black jelly bean concentration with a proper savouriness.