Puglia is a region that has much to offer when it comes to wine – from full-bodied reds to fresh and mineral whites. Primitivo (also known all over the world as Zinfandel) is among the most popular vine varieties in the region and owes its name to its early ripening stage (in Latin, “primativus” means “that ripens early”). The wines obtained from the Primitivo vine variety are usually rich and full-bodied, with an aroma of dark fruits. Due to the high sugar concentration, the wine usually has a considerable alcohol strength and deep notes of red and black fruits.
Our Puglian wines, which are produced in the San Giorgio di Faggiano winery (Taranto) have been awarded by German magazine Falstaff, a point of reference for the German market when it comes to wine, on the occasion of the Falstaff Puglia Trophy.
Feudo Croce – Primitivo di Manduria Dop Imperio LXXIV 2018: 92 points
100% Primitivo di Manduria, the grapes come from vineyards in Carosino (Taranto). Grapes are selected and harvested by hand. Ageing is carried out in 5-10 hl French oak barrels for 8/12 months. Deep red colour with garnet highlights, complex aroma of ripe red fruits and spices with slights notes of cocoa and balsamic hints. Good persistence and harmony between notes of dried fruit and smooth tannins. Full-bodied structured wine with a 14.5% strength and a toasted finish.
San Giorgio – Primitivo di Manduria Dop Diodoro 2018: 92 points
100% Primitivo di Manduria from vineyards in the Taranto province. Harvested by hand and aged in French and American barrels and tonneaux for 6/12 months. Deep red colour, wide range of articulated aromas where ripe red fruits such as cherries and plums are accompanied by spicy notes such as cinnamon. Warm enveloping flavour, good body, and a deep persistent finish. Wine with a 14.5% strength and a distinct personality.
Sentieri Infiniti – Primitivo Puglia Igp 2019: 91 points
100% Primitivo Puglia, easy-drinking wine characterized by excellent value for money. Obtained by a slight ageing in oak barrels for 4/6 months, it has a deep bright red colour, a full elegant aroma with hints of red fruits such as plums and marasca cherries and a harmonious tannic flavour with a lingering finish. Alcohol strength: 14%.
See the full list of the Puglian wines awarded directly on the Falstaff website: https://www.falstaff.de/sd/t/apulien-trophy-2020/.