Promessa Rosso Salento 2001 Front Label
Promessa Rosso Salento 2001 Front Label

Promessa Rosso Salento 2001

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    An all-Apulian blend of 85% Negroamaro and 15% Primitivo grown in the sultry Salento peninsula (the southeastern heel of Italy's boot). Inky crimson in color, with enormous, mouth-filling flavors, spicy richness, supple body, very ripe tannins, great extract and lovely notes of oak, eucalyptus, licorice and tobacco.

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