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2015 Coppi Senatore Primitivo 750ml

2015 Coppi Senatore Primitivo

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Showing the more elegant side of the grape, this is floral and delicate on the nose, with a core of red plum and forest berry aromas. While the palate is light in profile, there's wonderful tension to the acidity and structure to the tannins, building a frame for the crushed cherry and plum flavors. Pressed violet and delicate, peppery spice linger on the finish.

90 Points - Wine Enthusiast

Producer: Cantele

Price: $34.99
Sale Price: $29.99

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Varietal: Primitivo
Like Zinfandel, a descendant of Croatia's Crljenak Kaštelanski, Primitivo is mostly grown in the southern Italian province of Puglia. Since it's links relating it to California's Zinfandel surfaced, plantings have increased significantly. Primitivo is more rustic in character - albeit in a charming way- when compared to its trans-Atlantic cousin. However, it is similarly capable of producing high alcohol wines, easily reaching 16% alcohol.

Country: Italy
With vines stretching from its most southerly Mediterranean islands all the way to the foothills of the Alps, Italy has, just behind France and Spain, the most land under vines and exports more than any other country. With dozens of regions,and an even greater number of indigenous varieties particular to those regions, understanding all of Italy's wine can be a thoroughly exciting but lifetime long challenge. The most popular regions include; Piedmont, the home of Nebbiolo, Barbera, and Muscato, to name a few; Tuscany, known for Sangiovese, particularly in the Chianti area and the town of Brunello; And thirdly the Veneto, for its Prosecco and Pinot Grigio. Southern Italy's regions; Abruzzo, Campagnia and Puglia, not to forget the islands of Sicily and Sardinia are a great source of food-friendly and very affordable wines.

Region: Puglia and Salento


Type: Red
Red wine is wine made from dark-coloured grape varieties. The color of red differs based on the grapes variety or varieties used. Interestingly, black grapes yield a juice that is greenish-white. The actual red color comes from anthocyan pigments (also called anthocyanins) from the skin of the grape (exceptions are the relatively uncommon teinturier varieties, which produce a red colored juice). Most of the production centers around the extraction of color and flavor from the grape skin.