Li Veli Orion Primitivo Italy 2008

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The Masseria Li Veli is an imposing building on the southernmost slopes of the Murge hills in the Salento peninsula. The project is the result of a partnership between the Guercia Sammarco, Maci and Falvo families. Together they decided to give new life to an old dream of the Marquis Antonio De Viti De Marco, a famous Italian economist who at the beginning of the century had chosen this farm to transform it into a model winery for the whole of southern Italy. The existing stone structure has been transformed and enlarged, following a well-planned and functional design in keeping with the style and layout of the original building. Avignonesi, the Montepulciano-based producer renowned for its Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Vin Santo, bought the Li Veli estate in 1999. The first vintage was 2000, and the quality of the wine confirmed to Ettore Falvo, Avignonesi’s director of winemaking, the potential of the Salento peninsula for the production of top quality wines. With the 2007 vintage, the Flavo family brought in their winemaker from Avignonesi, Paolo Trappolini, as they felt that they weren’t getting the freshness or richness they wanted in the wines. The result is a huge stop forward in quality and confirmation that this estate is one of the new stars of the Italian wine scene. This Primitivo wine is dense ruby red in colour with marked aromas of ripe and fleshy red fruits, notably cherries and plums followed by spicy notes of cinnamon and nutmeg. In the mouth it is full, powerful, smooth and very long, with a well defined acid streak which makes it fresh and pleasing.

Region: Italy » Southern Italy

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  • 2008

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Winery: Li Veli
Color: Red
Varietal: Primitivo
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Snooth User: brickerwein
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0.00 5
03/07/2011

a very smooth, delicious wine, with good fruit; goes with any italian food, tomatoe-based, or meat, pasta. Outstanding value.


Snooth User: brickerwein
7930244
4.00 5
03/07/2011

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The Masseria Li Veli is an imposing building on the southernmost slopes of the Murge hills in the Salento peninsula. The project is the result of a partnership between the Guercia Sammarco, Maci and Falvo families. Together they decided to give new life to an old dream of the Marquis Antonio De Viti De Marco, a famous Italian economist who at the beginning of the century had chosen this farm to transform it into a model winery for the whole of southern Italy. The existing stone structure has been transformed and enlarged, following a well-planned and functional design in keeping with the style and layout of the original building. Avignonesi, the Montepulciano-based producer renowned for its Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Vin Santo, bought the Li Veli estate in 1999. The first vintage was 2000, and the quality of the wine confirmed to Ettore Falvo, Avignonesi’s director of winemaking, the potential of the Salento peninsula for the production of top quality wines. With the 2007 vintage, the Flavo family brought in their winemaker from Avignonesi, Paolo Trappolini, as they felt that they weren’t getting the freshness or richness they wanted in the wines. The result is a huge stop forward in quality and confirmation that this estate is one of the new stars of the Italian wine scene. This Primitivo wine is dense ruby red in colour with marked aromas of ripe and fleshy red fruits, notably cherries and plums followed by spicy notes of cinnamon and nutmeg. In the mouth it is full, powerful, smooth and very long, with a well defined acid streak which makes it fresh and pleasing.

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