Masseria Altemura Aasseo Primitivo 2008 Wine Review

Masseria Altemura Aasseo Primitivo 2008
I.G.T., Salento, Puglia, Italy
Community Score: 4.5/5
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Product #: 230573

Price: $16.95
Alcohol: 14.5%
Drink: 2011-2014
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Bottle size: 750 ml
Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Masseria Altemura Aasseo
Agent: Imprese Inc.
More Vintages: 2010  2011  Add New Vintage 
Natalie's Score: 90/100

Vintages Wine Panel: From late-harvested grapes comes this fine, very quaffable Primitivo. Aromas of mincemeat, blueberry, spun sugar and dried cherry. A touch off-dry, it's crowd-pleasing and gives a hint of the Cali style (Primitivo is the same grape as Zinfandel), yet still has Italian sensibilities. Forward fruit and silky tannins means it well now. My note: Pure purple goodness with lip-smacking purple plums and fleshy blueberries. Full-bodied and smooth, this is a terrific BBQ or pizza wine.

Primitivo food pairings: barbecued back ribs in a rich sauce, gourmet sundried-tomato pizza.

This was reviewed October 15, 2011 by
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