Among The Best Italian Reds of The Year.'' 97 Points, Luca Maroni, 2020 Annual Italian Wine Guide & 4 Gold Medals Awarded!
"The features of its most sumptuous consistency are first and foremost in the dense depth of its tint, in the opaque strength of its intense colour. Therefore, in the thickness and wealth of the perfume: successive levels of the overlapping flesh of berries, fused with strands of minty spice that hint at medicinal liniments, yet with deep notes of forest fruit. If the sense of smell is resinous, the touch is real cream. Cassis jam, made plump and pulpy from the tannin. And if the dosage of spices and the oenological sharpness of transformation give the complexity the balanced radiance of the whole, the last sign of its thick density is the unwillingness of its most soothing and minty fruit echoes to vanish. Among the best Italian reds of the year." 97 Points, Luca Maroni, Annuario Del Migliori Vini Italiani Awards 2020
''Papale Linea Oro 2017 Primitivo di Manduria is robust and spicy with plum, earthy florals, black currant, black cherry, grilled wild herbs, smoky and generous on the palate. Aged in French and American oak barrels.'' Natalie Maclean
''This is the top-shelf red from Varvaglione Vigne & Vini.'' Monica Larner, Wine Advocate Magazine
Gold Medal Awarded: Sakura Wine Awards 2021 (Japan)
Gold Medal Awarded: AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge 2020
Gold Medal Awarded: Gourmet International The Wine Hunter Italy 2019
Gold Medal Awarded: New Zealand International Wine Show 2019
Ruby red, with a round and soft taste that invokes aromas of jam and berries. A wine that admirably identifies its territory with its important structure, while reflecting the elegance that sets it apart. The Papale Primitivo has flavours of rich dark chocolate, ripe cherries and spice. It's deep, dark and tempting, and is seriously seductive. The Papale is Puglian wine at its best with great character and warmth. Primitivo often has a spiciness and this is delicious in the Papale, but it wraps in up with complexity, lovely texture and a pure fruit intensity.