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Tormaresca Torcicoda Primitivo IGT Salento 2013

External Review by WineExpress.com:

Antinori established Tormaresca in the Puglia region of southern Italy in 1998 and from the estate's two vineyards, Bocca di Lupo and Masseria Maime, they've been producing outstanding wines for more than a decade. They use grapes indigenous to Southern Italy, like this marvelous Primitivo as well as blending international varietals. The Antinori team led by Renzo Cotarella, has proven to be very adept at preserving ancient traditions while also applying the most modern winemaking techniques. This 2013 is 100% Primitivo, a close relative to Zinfandel. The grapes were harvested slightly over-ripe, after the crushing, the maceration extended for 15 days in stainless-steel tanks. After the racking the wine completed the malolactic fermentation in French and Hungarian oak barriques where it was aged for 10 months. The Wine Spectator said “A hint of violet gives this a floral overtone, with finely meshed flavors of ripe black cherry, minerally earth, star anise and fragrant grilled herb somewhat subdued by the taut frame. Needs some air or short-term cellaring to shine. Best from 2016 through 2020”

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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

Member Reviews for Tormaresca Torcicoda Primitivo IGT Salento

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Snooth User: puhnner
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2011 01/28/2014

Four glasses


Snooth User: ElChamucoBlanco
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 11/26/2011

Three glasses


Snooth User: DjCurry
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Vintage: 2007 02/04/2011

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Snooth User: Mioname
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2005 03/27/2010

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Tormaresca Torcicoda Primitivo IGT Salento

External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
06/16/2016

Antinori established Tormaresca in the Puglia region of southern Italy in 1998 and from the estate's two vineyards, Bocca di Lupo and Masseria Maime, they've been producing outstanding wines for more than a decade. They use grapes indigenous to Southern Italy, like this marvelous Primitivo as well as blending international varietals. The Antinori team led by Renzo Cotarella, has proven to be very adept at preserving ancient traditions while also applying the most modern winemaking techniques. This 2013 is 100% Primitivo, a close relative to Zinfandel. The grapes were harvested slightly over-ripe, after the crushing, the maceration extended for 15 days in stainless-steel tanks. After the racking the wine completed the malolactic fermentation in French and Hungarian oak barriques where it was aged for 10 months. The Wine Spectator said “A hint of violet gives this a floral overtone, with finely meshed flavors of ripe black cherry, minerally earth, star anise and fragrant grilled herb somewhat subdued by the taut frame. Needs some air or short-term cellaring to shine. Best from 2016 through 2020”


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Source: WineExpress.com
Vintage: 2012 03/07/2015

Antinori established Tormaresca in the Puglia region of southern Italy in 1998 and from the estate's two vineyards, Bocca di Lupo and Masseria Maime, they've been producing outstanding wines for more than a decade. They use grapes indigenous to Southern Italy, like this marvelous Primitivo as well as blending international varietals. The Antinori team led by Renzo Cotarella, has proven to be very adept at preserving ancient traditions while also applying the most modern winemaking techniques. This 2012 is 100% Primitivo, a close relative to Zinfandel. The grapes were harvested slightly over-ripe, after the crushing, the maceration extended for 15 days in stainless-steel tanks. After the racking the wine completed the malolactic fermentation in French and Hungarian oak barriques where it was aged for 10 months. Wine Spectator called it "An easy-drinking crowd-pleaser, with supple tannins and juicy acidity framing ripe blackberry and black cherry fruit and layers of aromatic dried herb and sweet ground spice notes. Drink now through 2017."


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
Vintage: 2008 04/12/2011

Winemaker's Notes:Colour - Ruby redAroma - Typical varietal aroma: red fruits, vanilla notes and strong spices like liquorice.Flavour - Soft, good body, silky and long lasting and wrapping tannin.


External Review
Vintage: 2006 02/24/2010

Tormaresca Torcicoda Rosso Primitivo 2006: Dekantier-Empfehlung (6 Std. vorher belüften), empf. Trinktemperatur 20°C, lagerfähig 10 - 15 Jahre ab Jahrgang,Jahrgang: 2006Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: ApulienWeingut: TormarescaRebsorte: 100% PrimitivoRestzucker: Restsäure: Alkoholgehalt: 0.14 Rotwein


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Vintage: 2003 01/17/2009

Wine Enthusiast ReviewRated 90BEST BUYYou cannot get better value than this. Ripe berry notes, cassis, molasses and cola serve as a preface for the thick texture and smooth density that this wine delivers to the palate. The wine is thick and succulent with smooth tannins and great length: excellent quality for this very low price.Wine Tasting NotesA red blend of two local grape varieties, negroamaro ( 40%) and primitivo (30%), and one international grape, cabernet sauvignon (35%), it offers dark fruit flavors enhanced by echoes reminiscent of black licorice and savory spice. Its tannins provide structure without interfering with pleasure, so the wine feels voluptuous.



<p>This deep ruby wine is made from grapes harvested as soon as ripening begins. Aged&nbsp; for 10 months in French and Hungarian barriques, then refined in the bottle for 8 months.</p>

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