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VERSO 12 ROSSO SALENTO
Item: #302416
Bottle Size: 750ml
$14.95
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VERSO 2012 ROSSO SALENTO PRIMITIVO

This Primitivo (Primitivo = Zinfandel) from Salento, Puglia, Italy (the 'heel' of the 'boot'-- see map below), offers a whole lot of wine for a very good price. This was in the running for our wine of the month but not enough of it was available.

The nose is chock full of fruit with big renditions of boysenberry, raspberry and blueberry garnished with cinnamon and pepper spice, licorice (both black and red) with a touch of vanilla bean.

In the mouth the fruit continues-- juicy red and black fruits of more raspberry and boysenberry with added blackberries and kola nut. Sweet, rich earthiness lingers in the back palate as warm brown spices stay in the fore-- cinnamon particularly. While lush in the mouthfeel and loaded with fruit, a good amount of forward acidity keeps it from becoming cloying. Smooth, silky, velvety tannins course throughout the tasting experience.
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