Tormaresca Torcicoda Primitivo 2017
Save $3.11 (14%)
|Region||Italy, Puglia, Salento|
An intense ruby red color with light violet hues. On the nose it delivers intense fruity notes of morello cherries and plums that merge with sweet spicy sensations of licorice and vanilla. Its entry on the palate is soft and generous with an elegant tannic texture that accompanies its remarkable structure. Its lengthy, persistent finish is accented by a pleasant aftertaste of liqueur cherries.
You definitely know you are in the deep south of Italy when you poke your nose into the 2017 Primitivo Torcicoda. From a very hot and dry vintage, this wine falls just short of being overtly jammy, and its ripe black fruit appears oversized in this edition. The bouquet shows raisin, prunes and dried blackberries. It ends on a sweet spot with more cherry confit and blackberry marmalade to follow. Try it with some sausage-stuffed peppers or a pasta with eggplant. I suggest drinking this wine within the next few years.
An easy-drinking red, with lightly chewy tannins and notes of baked cherry, ground cardamom and a hint of warm brown bread. Drink now. 4,000 cases imported.