Matane Primitivo Di Manduria 2007

Primitivo from Southern Italy, Italy

$24.00 $17.99
Save $6.01
Item No. 102436
  • red wine
  • WS90
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Winemaker's Notes

Ruby red color with rich violet reflections; opulent bouquet, reminiscent of ripe cherries and plums, integrated by pleasing nuances of chocolate and vanilla. Remarkable structure, softened by the roundness and silkiness characteristic of Primitivo; long, velvet finish.

Critical Acclaim

"A juicy, fruit-forward red, with crushed blackberry and floral character. Full and well-structured, with tight, fine tannins pushing through the fruit. Subtle and structured, even reserved. From old vines. Best after 2009. 1,200 cases made."
90 Points

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We found this to be a full, well-balanced "mouth-full", with lots of luscious berry fruit, smooth finish, full-bodied without being heavy. We had it with a vintage tenderloin BBQ steak, side of sautee of onions, summer squash, zucchini, garlic finished w/ cherry tomatos and fresh thyme. Not the *best* Primitivo we've had, but very, very close
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Learn About Matane

Neil and Maria Empson have been selecting Italy"s finest wines for over thirty-six years. In February 2007, they were joined by their daughter, Tara Smeralda, fresh from her studies and a course in wine tasting at the Associazone Italiana Sommeliers. Exactly one year later, the family visited some friends in the Salento peninsula, the southernmost portion of Puglia and...

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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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