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Gioia Del Colle Primitivo Plantamura 2011


Recommendation: An inexpensive MEMORABLE Italian red.

Winery/Producer: Mariangela Plantamura.

Grape Variety: Primitivo.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Gioia del Colle; Puglia, Italy.

Vintage: 2011

Price: $13.50

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Grilled chicken sweet potatoes and peas.

Tasting:

    He said: Opened 30-minutes before drinking. Crystal clear dark garnet color. Strong damp earth and ripe cherry aromas. Strong initial ripe raspberry and cherry taste that from mid-palate through the long finish is a tart (slightly bitter) dry dark fruit taste. VERY soft tannins, very dry and VERY delicious, both with the grilled chicken and alone. An inexpensive MEMORABLE Italian red; it was DELICIOUS and at $13.50 a Quality wine at a Bargain price…in spades!!!

    She said: The dark garnet color delighted the eye while the dryness and taste was delightful to the palate. With medium-heavy body and pleasant tannins that lasted into the medium long finish it was delicious with grilled chicken and peas but had to be separated from the sweet potatoes. A taste of chocolate at the end of dinner was complemented by the wine. At $13.50 it is a bargain wine that can be enjoyed with food as well as alone.

    Comments:

Alcohol: 14%

Bar code: 8 051773 130014

Imported by: Piedmont Wine Imports; Durham, North Carolina.