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(2017) From the volcanic soils of Basilicata in the south of Italy, this Primitivo has a bold crimson colour and an equally bold nose, almost Beaujolais like with its cherry and kirsch and lift of briar and flowers. I suspect at least some carbonic maceration here, the whole berry fermentation technique of much Beaujolais. Very punchy, very vibrant on the palate, its that cherry pit and rose-hip openness and summery appeal that is just lovely. There is tannin, and certainly some very good acidity to balance and freshen too, but that breezy, confident and honest fruitiness powers through. Delicious.
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