A. Mano Puglia Primitivo 2001

Primitivo from Southern Italy, Italy

Price: $14.99
Item No. 40995
  • RP89
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1999
  • WE90
  • WS88
  • ST87

Winemaker's Notes

Think of this wine as old vine Zinfandel at an amazingly good price! Hand-crafted from indigenous Primitivo grapes (the original source for Zinfandel by the way...) it burst with dark, spicy ripe fruit. Another great value from Southern Italy!

Called A•Mano ("hand-made"), this fruit-packed, food-friendly red expresses the region's quality potential, and the reasons for Mark's Apulian connection.

What you get can only be characterful duo of Primitivo Puglia IGT reds with fruit you can chew on, supple body, fresh acidity: "just the kind of wine the consumer wants to drink, and drink again."

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Learn About A. Mano

How does an American end up in Apulia (and why does he stay?), asks Mark Shannon as he begins to tell his story. Meeting this brilliant wine-maker from California, you are struck by professional and personality alike: Mark's drive, enthusiasm, creativity and expertise are hard to come by in a single individual! Needless to say, the impact of his sensational Apulian red reflects...

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Learn About Southern Italy

Abruzzi, Puglia, & Campania Abruzzi Kind of central, kind of southern, this region is best known for it's wine, Montapulciano d'Abruzzi - this wine is made from the Montelpulciano grape, unlike Vino Nobile di Montelpulciano, made with a Sangiovese clone in the region of Montelpuliciano. The Montelpulciano grape is happiest here in Abruzzi and the wine is rustic, yet soft...

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Learn About Primitivo

Primitivo(pree-meh-TEE-voh) Kin of Zin Recent DNA testing has shown Primitivo to possess the exact same genetic make up as the popular California grape, Zinfandel. Oddly enough, both varieties origins are tracked back to Croatia. And while the grapes may be identical in theory, the wines they produce have distinct differences. Notable Facts ...

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