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Masseria Altemura Sasseo Primitivo 2016 Wine Review

Masseria Altemura Sasseo Primitivo 2016

Masseria Altemura Sasseo Primitivo 2016

Salento I.G.T., Italy

Community Score:91/100

Community Reviews: 5

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Price: $16.95

Drink: 2019-2024

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Masseria Altemura

Agent: Imprese Inc.

Natalie's Score: 90/100

Masseria Altemura Sasseo is a Primitivo red wine from the Puglia wine region. Sasseo (Sah-say-oh) is derived from the Italian word "sasso", meaning stone and refers to the abundance of limestone in the area. Great plummy nose, rich and spicy with ripe dark plum and dark chocolate flavours lingering on the palate.

Primitivo food pairings: spaghetti and meatballs, vegetarian lasagna, chicken stew and dumplings.

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This Masseria Altemura Sasseo Primitivo 2016 was reviewed on May 17, 2019 by Natalie MacLean

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Carolyn Hetke rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Interesting 'meaty' nose that moves on to dried raspberry. Lots of restrained fruit on the palate. Nicely balanced. Silky start finishes with fine tannins. I used to prefer the California style Zinfandel over the Italian Primitivo but this wine has me rethinking that! It makes me want Italian pasta with wild boar ragu! Failing that try it with anything from grilled burgers to eggplant parmigiana. Excellent Value. Tasted April 2019. www.thewineloverskitchen.com
Daniel O'Keefe rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

A toasty and smoky entrance with cocoa and jammy dark fruit. Pleasant fruity palate, think cassis and blueberry jam, definitely some minerality, and a slight cooling note of menthol that isn't too often encountered in the big, monstrously fruity style of Primitivo/Zinfandel that is so prevalent. A more refined and elegant example, ideal for pork with dark berry compote or a rack of lamb and roasted vegetables.
From Salento Masseria Altemura 2016 is a full-bodied Primitivo with a rich nose of liquid dark plums, savoury spice and dark chocolate. Rich black fruit compote, meaty, earthy, sweet tobacco leaf and vanilla spice flavours on the palate with mouth-watering acidity. Tannins are grippy. Pair with a barbequed side of beef. - Community Wine Reviews

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