Gianfranco Fino, Es, Primitivo di Manduria 2012
Gianfranco Fino, Es, Primitivo di Manduria 2012
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Gianfranco Fino, Es, Primitivo di Manduria 2012

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Bottle Size: 75cl

Region: Italy: Puglia

Colour: Red

Style: Still

Grape Variety: Primitivo

The 2012 Primitivo di Manduria Es is a landmark wine for Puglia. It is also a very controversial one that had me scratching my head for month. Before I go on, let me just underline the massive appeal and seductiveness of this wine. Let me also say that is it full of flaws. Fino offers one of those rare occasions when something that is not perfect sings to the senses. It is an asymmetric wine, and that's what makes it special. The massive nose is redolent of dark blackberry and red apple, (there are some aldehydic tones here as well) with chewy sweetness and thick texture in the mouth. It is an Amarone style wine from one of the warmest winemaking regions in Southern Italy. I was so charmed by this wine that I had it analyzed in a laboratory and discovered that all its levels (alcohol, extract and more) are off the charts. Despite that power, the wine shows impressive integration. I debated for a long time, and ultimately decided to succumb to what is a highly individualistic expression from Puglia. Bravo! Tasted April 2015, 93 Points,  Monica Larner, Robertparker.com


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