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Leone di Castris Villa Santera Primitivo di Manduria 2019

''Deep dark ruby. On the nose there are notes of ripe cherry and forest fruit, followed by blackberry jam. The palate opens with a fine texture, well-rounded, with a fine finish.'' 92 Points, Puglia Trophy 2020, Falstaff Magazine

Hi Folks,  The highly regarded Primitivo di Manduria wine region in the heart of Puglia is one of Italy's most revered appellations for the making of delicious bold and spicy reds. Today's featured red the Leone di Castris Villa Santera Primitivo di Manduria 2019 is no exception. Skilfully crafted from hand-picked grapes grown on very mature vines-40 years old on average. It is a concentrated and layered example of a true classic from Puglia. With inviting aromas of spiced cherries and black fruits complemented by undertones of cocoa, tobacco and dried plums.  Medium - full bodied, soft on the palate with flavors that continue to evolve into the finish.  To delve just a little deeper into the finer qualities of this Puglian Red, the esteemed tasting panel from Falstaff Wine Guide and Wine Enthusiast Magazine have put their talents and their taste buds to the test with some very encouraging results!

 ''Deep dark ruby. On the nose there are notes of ripe cherry and forest fruit, followed by blackberry jam. The palate opens with a fine texture, well-rounded, with a fine finish.'' 92 Points, Puglia Trophy 2020, Falstaff Wine Guide

''This plush red shows pleasing tones of dried cranberry, fresh black cherry, violet and warm spices on the nose. It's seamless in nature on the medium-bodied palate, where juicy fruit, smooth tannins and fresh acidity create a cohesive whole.'' 91 Points, Alexander Peartree, Wine Enthusiast Magazine 

Gold Medal Awarded: Sakura Japan Wine Awards 2021

With a history remarkably going all the way back to 1665, the Leone di Castris winery have become standard bearers for the mighty Primitivo di Manduria appellation and have once again released a Red that definitely punches well above their weight class, with most wines from this storied site fetching close to $60 bucks.  From its glowing reviews and a gold medal winning vintage release, this is truly a great discovery to be enjoyed by all. Buy with confidence today!

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