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Tormaresca Torcicoda Primitivo

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