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Tormaresca Torcicoda Primitivo
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16½/20

Tormaresca Torcicoda Primitivo 2016

Salento, Puglia, ItalyTorcicoda is an elegant plea to stop the appassimento. Now in its tenth year, this primitivo it is anything but primitive, with a fresh, modern style, and going for elegance over power and warmth. The grapes come from two sites: head-pruned bush vines and a cordon system in the Maime Estate vineyards at San Pietro Vernotico, and a selection from the Bocca di Lupo estate in Minervino Murge. Post ferment, it spends ten months in small French and Hungarian oak barrels and a further eight months in bottle before release. I like the fine-grained, well-managed tannins and just a hint of Mediterranean sweetness, black cherry/ black raspberry licorice, and dry elegant finish. A terrific choice for turkey or mushroom pasta dishes.Tasted: 16 October 2018Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 31.00 private wine shops QC 20.00 NS 25.00 NB 27.00 Producer: TormarescaDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Varietal: PrimitivoCSPC: 149195UPC: 08026530000176