Passitivo Appassimento Primitivo


I’ve always liked the Primitivo grape, ripe cherries on the nose with hints of plums and spices, and flecks of dark chocolate. Leading to dried fruits and a slight tang of damson spice on the palate. A wine that holds its own with a rich heavy cheeseboard or one of our HonkyTonk full platters, this wine can take most food types.


Passitivo Primitivo is produced using only the best hand-picked Primitivo grapes from low-yielding vineyards in Puglia. A portion of these grapes follow a rare wine making technique called “apassimento”, whereby the grapes are dried for a brief period to concentrate their aromas and rich fruit flavours. The resulting wine is intense ruby-red in colour with a complex bouquet reminiscent of cherries, raspberries and redcurrants.


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The partial oak-aging adds a pleasant roasted and a spicy aroma and makes this full-bodied and supple wine, perfect with roasted red meats and mature cheeses.



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