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L'Archetipo Primitivo 2015

L'Archetipo Primitivo

2015
Salento (Italy)

The legendary Salento red earth, clay-rich and at the same time siliceous and calcareous, lashed by ...

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/ btl 0.75 L

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Details for L'Archetipo Primitivo 2015

Type

Wine Red

Origin

Grapes

Producer

Alcohol content

13.0%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2015

Review

The legendary Salento red earth, clay-rich and at the same time siliceous and calcareous, lashed by the sun and wind which give so much to the historical olive groves of the region, help produce the Primitivo dell'Archetipo. Undoubtedly one of the most constantly high-quality wines which is only getting better, it has an imposing body and, simultaneously, a fresh and rounded finesse, which you'll find yourself unable to stop drinking. From strictly organic farms certified as synergistic gardening, this Primitivo is the child of 15-year old planting.

While Primitivos are full of character and round-bodied like a fully ripe wine, Archetipo's harvest does not go beyond the beginning of September. This is a sign of a search for elegance and finesse uncommon when applied to a similar vine. This Primitivo is neither filtered nor clarified, and Archetipo is subjected not only to a long, slow fermentation of about twenty days, but also, and above all, a significant ageing of one year in large barrels and another year in steel, followed by at least a semester of stabilization in the bottle.

Deep ruby in colour, impenetrable and at times still young, on the nose this Primitivo releases all the breadth and richness of top-notch Salento wines. Deep and accomplished, it has notes of blackberry jam, cherries in alcohol, sour cherry and raspberry for its fresher notes, but also juniper berries, walnut and liquorice in its darker and more complex aromas. The taste reminds us of the calibre of the bright sun-kissed Primitivo, as symbolised in the label: fruity, but also decidedly tannic and austere, it stands out from the rest for its surprising freshness and, above all, the remarkable salinity, which is the lasting memory of its infinite persistence.

Food pairing

Carrè di agnello / Ravioli d'anatra / Arrosto di maiale / Brasato / Formaggi caprini

Tasting notes

  • ViewRosso rubino / Carico / Luminoso
  • Bouquet:Amarena / Liquirizia / Lampone / Ginepro / Confettura di mora / Ciliegia sotto spirito
  • Mouth:Fruttato / Fresco / Persistente / Sapido / Articolato / Tannino austero

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 16ºC and 18ºC

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by: Mark (30/06/2018) - Vintage 2011

Great

Better than the stuff at home in supermarkets or off license . Delivery charge reasonable as well which is plus