Luccarelli Primitivo

Drink: Luccarelli Primitivo Puglia IGT
Grape Varietal(s): Primitivo
Source: Farnese Vini Sri, Italy
ABV: 12.5%
Sugar: 10 g/L
Size: 750 mL bottle (1.5 L pictured)
Cost: $10.95

Deep, bloody ruby in colour, this offering from Italy is a classic red wine with serious quality. The primitivo is one of several main red grape varietals from Italy, and this is an IGT wine—Indicazione Geografica Tipica, which is less strict than DOC and DOCG, but still a recognized certification.

On the nose, there are cherries and plum notes with a hint of spice.

The cherries and plum carry through into the taste, with cranberry and raspberry.

Currants on the finish, with a bright acidity and balanced tannins.

Let breathe for thirty minutes or so prior to consumption if you can, and enjoy with pasta, pizza, or on its own.

Hoochsavvy Grade: A-


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