Tormaresca Antinori Torcicoda Primitivo Salento IGT 2008

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A friend brought this as a gift recently and we all tried it at dinner. The taste was a very rich mix of Zin and Shiraz - the best of both worlds one might say. Looking at the price point on line I would have to recommend the wine vs. others in its price range. I highly recommend it as a next step up from most of the popular California Old Vine Zins. It is not as refined as an Amarone but I personally liked the fuller body. Definitely and Italian wine to try.

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Region: Italy » Puglia » Salento Igt

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Winery: Tormaresca
Color: Red
Varietal: Primitivo
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Tormaresca:
Viticulture in Puglia is history and at the same time innovation. Cultivation of wines started thousands of years ago, at the time of "Magna Grecia", to which the Greek origins of many names of Apulian grape varieties attests. Tradition continues through the presence of native varieties such as Negroamaro, Aglianico and Primitivo, both true expressions of a strong and extra-ordinar... Read more
Viticulture in Puglia is history and at the same time innovation. Cultivation of wines started thousands of years ago, at the time of "Magna Grecia", to which the Greek origins of many names of Apulian grape varieties attests. Tradition continues through the presence of native varieties such as Negroamaro, Aglianico and Primitivo, both true expressions of a strong and extra-ordinary vital territory. The production of high quality wines is related to recent steps towards innovation and creativity: substantial changes have been obtained through the use of modern viticulture techniques and the introduction of non native grape varieties (i.e. Chardonnay and Cabernet) that express themselves in this "terroir" in a completely unique way. Tormaresca is the expression of the above two souls. Character, personality and top quality are the characteristics that Puglia transmits to the native grape varieties. For this reason the Antinori family gave birth to Tormaresca in 1998 when they started investing in Puglia, considering it one of the most promising regions in Italy for the production of high quality wines with a strong territorial identity. Read less

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Snooth User: not2serious
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Vintage: 2007 12/16/2010

A friend brought this as a gift recently and we all tried it at dinner. The taste was a very rich mix of Zin and Shiraz - the best of both worlds one might say. Looking at the price point on line I would have to recommend the wine vs. others in its price range. I highly recommend it as a next step up from most of the popular California Old Vine Zins. It is not as refined as an Amarone but I personally liked the fuller body. Definitely and Italian wine to try.



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