Primitivo Salento, Mocavero, Salento, Italy 2018


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From the sandy soils of his vineyard near the city of Lecce, Francesco Mocavero produces a Primitivo that is delightfully full bodied yet juicy, with notes of cassis, sweet spice and dark kirsch cherry. Primitivo, the red grape variety most associated with this area of Italy, is often high in alcohol and lacking acidity. However, Francesco’s style is based on an expression of freshness and finesse. The well balanced structure and alcohol complements the dark damson fruit and hints of spice. In order to achieve this level of freshness, Francesco is prepared to harvest his fruit extremely early – sometimes as early as the second week of August, in order to protect the acidity present. The result is a fantastic, value for money red that is infinitely drinkable.

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