93 points Falstaff
"Luminous and elegant ruby. Fragrant, floral nose of violets and wild strawberries, clearly of star anise in the background, fine spice. On the palate with elegant melting and juicy tannins, it opens up great, spicy and independent, full of character, with power."
Vinous Reverie Notes
Vinification: Organic process. Spontaneous fermentation of the must in contact with the skin for 240-300 hours at controlled temperature and just with autochthonous yeasts. Open-cycle process with frequent pumping of the must over the pomace. Natural malolactic fermentation. No addition of sulphites during the whole vinification process. Only after the end of the malolactic, re-integration of the sulphites lost during the vinification steps to restore the initial natural value. Ageing: 12 months in wine stainless steel tanks, 12 months in Slavonic oak 750-liter-casks with the application of music therapy to optimize the spontaneous microxigenation process and improve the fining of the wine, 6 months in bottle. Tasting Notes: Ruby red intense colour with slight burgundy hues. Scent typical of very ripe fruits and slightly toasted wood and spices, with some balsamic notes. Full bodied, rich in minerality and freshness, balanced smooth taste of black sour cherry and plum tending to velvety with ripe fruity notes of blackberry and mulberry, and spices like clove and cacao. The feature that makes our natural authentic Primitivo of Gioia del Colle unique is the toasted almond aftertaste. Food Pairing: Strong flavored dishes like pasta with gravy, roasted beef, game, grilled meat as well as fish and aged cheese.