Masseria Altemura Sasseo Salento Primitivo 2014, Italy 

My Rating 83 Points.   

Price $15. 

Dark purple in color with a purplish rim.

Soft nose of blueberries, strawberries, cherries, licorice, oak, vinaigrette, dark chocolates, earth, leather, dirt, black pepper and spices.

Full bodied, but not bold, with medium plus acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with plums, raspberries, unripe strawberries, cloves, licorice, oak, bitter herbs, citrus(?), light vegetables, wet stones, graphite and peppercorn.

Nice finish with fine grained tannins and tart cherries.

A nice everyday red wine from Italy. Earthy, with lots of red fruits and vegetables. Not very balanced yet, but has enough complexity to make it interesting and drink by itself. A Good food wine too.

Would probably benefit from another couple of years in the bottle. Needs 30 minutes to open up properly and show some tannins.

Aged for 12 months in large Slavonian oak barrels.

14.5% alcohol by volume.


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