Among The Best Italian Reds of The Year.'' 97 Points, Luca Maroni, 2020 Annual Italian Wine Guide
"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
''This is the top-shelf red from Varvaglione Vigne & Vini. The Primitivo di Manduria Papale Linea Oro is richly saturated and thick with a long trail of dark fruit aromas that run the spectrum from black cherry and cassis to candied plum or prune. All that fruit is infused with spice and smoke. This wine is both generous and intense.'' Monica Larner, Wine Advocate Magazine (Previous Vintage Review)
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.