It’s a rare occasion that I haven’t already mapped out what wine I want to enjoy for the evening, so I sat staring blankly for a couple of minutes in front my wine bar rack until my eye was caught by the fun, modernistic Soleto Primitivo 2010 label. The winery is located in the Soleto commune in Puglia; the vineyards with their red, mineral rich soils are in the region’s hills. Made in a modern style, this Primitivo was fermented in stainless steel in order to preserve and highlight the fresh, fruity acidity of the grape.
Velvety red-violet in colour, after aerating aromas of raspberry, cocoa and sweet, spicy clove swirled about in my glass. Tart black cherry and fresh red current flavours abounded in the medium body. [Interestingly, I had poured this into 2 different shaped glasses to explore any difference in taste; notably in the Riedel glass a rich, earthy raisin element flourished and added delicious support to the bright, tart fruit notes.] The lingering finish displayed spicy pink peppercorn entwined with blackberry. Accessible and easy drinking, this is an enjoyable bottle for the table or on its own.
100% Primitivo [Zinfandel]
Estate Bottled by Vinosia SRL
Enjoy now thru 2013