Amastuola Primitivo is an organic wine with a deep and bright ruby-red color. The nose is fruity with hints of plum and cinnamon. On the palate it has an impact of volume, although it is fine, rich and balanced, with slight hints of berries and spices in the finish. The full-bodied texture of this organic wine makes it suitable for meat dishes of any kind: red or white grilled meats, but also game, baked lamb or kid. We recommend serving between 17° and 18° C.
Huge juicy purple plum and blueberry aromas and flavors in this supple, smooth, full-bodied Italian red wine. Primitivo is also known as Zinfandel in California. The Amastuola Garden Vineyard is located on a plateau 201 meters above sea level and is further assisted by a Mediterranean climate that works well for organic farming. This organic red wine uses winemaking methods that date back to Magna Grecia period, with the precious metals and nutrients in the soils lending nuance to this robust Italian red wine. Finishes with baked blueberry pie and dark spice. Perfect for grilled meats and barbecue.
Primitivo food pairings: game meats, rare roast beef, spice-braised lamb, cheddar.
Organic - Certified IT BAC 168779
Amastuola Description: 18 months, part in oak barrel and a part in medium size stainless steel tanks, equipped with micro-oxygenation and at controlled temperature.
Wine Advocate: The 2016 Primitivo is a more subdued, entry level wine from Amastuola. You get plenty of Primitivo intensity with chewy dark blackberry fruit and dried cherry. The wine is fermented in conical oak casks and is later set aside to age in large casks for an additional six months. It exudes darkness and richness, yet the finish is simple and short in terms of length.