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A Mano Primitivo di Puglia 2013

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A Mano Primitivo was first made in 1998. 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 knew right from the start that they wanted their wine to be a concentrated, dark coloured, full-bodied wine made from Primitivo. The grapes for this wine come from vineyards in the heart of the Primitivo growing region, located in the low hills east of Taranto in Puglia. The region is an old sea bed, full of fossils of clams, oysters and urchins. The average Primitivo vineyard is quite small, less than half a hectare (1 acre) and the best sites have a crumbly, dark reddish brown soil that resembles instant coffee. On the nose it has plenty of ripe raspberry aromas with touches of toasty oak. On the palate it is full bodied with ripe, blackberry, blueberry and raspberry fruit flavours and a hint of sweet, toasted oak. The finish is soft and long with elegant, rounded tannins. Enjoy over the next couple of years.

Region: Italy » Puglia
Winery: A. Mano
Color: Red
Varietal: Primitivo
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A Mano Primitivo was first made in 1998. 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 knew right from the start that they wanted their wine to be a concentrated, dark coloured, full-bodied wine made from Primitivo. The grapes for this wine come from vineyards in the heart of the Primitivo growing region, located in the low hills east of Taranto in Puglia. The region is an old sea bed, full of fossils of clams, oysters and urchins. The average Primitivo vineyard is quite small, less than half a hectare (1 acre) and the best sites have a crumbly, dark reddish brown soil that resembles instant coffee. On the nose it has plenty of ripe raspberry aromas with touches of toasty oak. On the palate it is full bodied with ripe, blackberry, blueberry and raspberry fruit flavours and a hint of sweet, toasted oak. The finish is soft and long with elegant, rounded tannins. Enjoy over the next couple of years.

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