Primitivo Gioia Del Colle
Top 6% wine in the world
Blend: 100% Primitivo (Zinfandel)
From: Italy, Primitivo di Manduria DOC
By: Filippo Petrera @ Fatalone
Intense purple colour, the nose immediately reveals a strong character with mature fruit, red plum and spicy notes in rapid succession a finish of leather. The palate intense, warm and wide. Starting with mature fruits, jam, almonds evolving into a wonderful toffee finish.
in 1987 Filippo Petera was the very first producer to actually bottle the primitivo grape, when before it was sold only in bulk. This gives a good indication of how he and his son Pasquale have always been keen to protect and communicate the primitivo grape, indigenous from Puglia region. The area of Gioia del Colle is known to be the perfect environment to age and reveal its quality. Unknown by most, is the fact that the primitivo grape is known in the new world as Zinfandel and was probably taken to California by Italian migrants in the late 1800’s.
Vivino users rate it a top wine with a stunning 4!