Primitivo Appassimento, Carlomagno

Grown in the warm Puglia region of southern Italy, what makes this wine so delicious is its sheer supple and mulled fruit character - not a square edge or awkward tannin in sight - it just grows in the glass - refined and highly addictive! A full bodied, rich and powerful wine. Intense red colour and with aromas and flavours of cherries, raspberries, plum spices and chocolate.
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Rich, bold and robust
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Stefano Girelli - The Wine People

We have worked with Stefan Girelli for over 25 years, a relationship that has yielded many exceptional wines, from everyday drinking to fine Chianti estate wines. In 2009 Stefano established a new business called ‘The Wine People’ in partnership with Frenchman, Philippe Marx, and Dutchman Peter Kosten. They have combined their skill and experience to bring affordable good value wines from across Italy, with the help of renowned Italian winemaker Stefano Chioccioli who makes all the wines. (Please look separately for the superb Chiantis from Chioccioli.) All vineyards are situated on gentle hillside slopes in the Treviso province. Vines are Cordon trained and density is 4-5,000 plants per hectare.

Tasting Notes

A full bodied ruby red coloured wine, which is both rich and powerful. The nose is complex with aromas of over-ripe cherries, raspberries, redcurrants, plum spices and chocolate. On the palate, there are flavours of dried fruit, slight raisin character, plums, damsons, garrigue and a hint of spice. The finish is rich and full with good, sweet fruit flavours in an excellent balance.

Food Matches

A superb accompaniment to red meat dishes and cheese.

Press Comments

Silver - International Wine & Spirit Competition 2017. 4 Stars - Harpers Wine Stars, 2018. Brian Elliott, Daily Record, 2020 "While buying groceries online is commonplace now, there seems more reluctance to buy wine that way. That’s a pity because wine like this excellent primitivo could so easily be speeding its way to your door. By using appassimento techniques (drying grapes before fermentation) it provides rich, dense red wine with ripe plum and blackberry fruit, smooth tannin, touches of tarragon, allspice and chocolate but an edge of sweetness too."