Masso Antico Primitivo del Salento 2021


A very well presented Primitivo from a reputable producer.  99/100 is up to you to judge.

''A harmonious, maximum qualitative expression. A treasure of consistency and clarity to the senses, reveals itself with absolutely universal enjoyability Its majestic extract, its stainless fruit and aroma is so clear and soft. A wine of native viticultural qualities. With its spicy blackberry, roundness and clarity, absolutely pure. Chapeau.'' 99 Points, Luca Maroni, Annual Italian Wine Guide 2022

"The grapes used for Masso Antico Primitivo are grown using the vine training method known as “Alberello”, which has ancient origins and is typical of the Mediterranean area of Italy. It was developed to compensate the lack of water and the very hot climate. The now very rare Alberello system represents a very important part of the cultural and oenological heritage of Apulia. The rigorous hand-picking is followed by a meticulous selection of the destemmed grapes. The grape withering on plants, favored by the sea wind, and a slow maturation in French oak barrels for about 6 months results in an outstanding full-bodied wine with soft tannins that release vanilla notes in the finish. Winery notes