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2005 Casa Catelli Primitivo Puglia (750ml)
Producer: Casa Catelli casacatelli.com
Appellation: Puglia - Pulia - Italy (IGT)
Type: red
Varietal: Primitivo
Maturity: Drink
Rating: n/a
Est. Price: n/a
Alcohol %: 13
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rated (2003 vintage, 750ml bottle) : February 1, 2008 , w&s
87 points "Description: Winemaker's note: it has a deep ruby colour with flecks of strawberry-fuchsia when it's young. On the palate it has scents of wild blackberry and raspberry together with hints of violets, chocolate, tobacco and spices. Primitivo has a great structure and softness. Aging: about a third of the wine is aged in two year old, small French barrique for four months, the remaining in stainless steel tanks. Then for three months in the bottle. The wine is then slightly filtered and separated from the residual yeasts and sediments, before bottling. About Primitivo: Primitivo and Zinfandel have the same DNA, therefore the European Community allows the producers to label the wine with either name on the labels. It's unknown how the varietal arrived to Apulia, some think it came from Croatia, others think from Portugal or France. The best conditions to grow Primitivo are in the Salento peninsula . The wind that blows in the Peninsula keeps the vines healthy and prevents the formation of mould. The high alcohol content, the intense fruity flavours make this varietal very appealing. Before becoming a well known varietal on its own, it was blended with other wines to give them weight and structure. "