Jane MacQuitty, The Times, 26th November 2022: "One and the same as zinfandel, this mouth-filling Puglian primitivo, made from dried appassimento grapes, is a good festive-food friendly standby. Carlomagno is a bold, yet easy-quaffing, juicy, chocolate and black cherry-spiced joy, part aged in French and American oak barriques." 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."