“There is no better time to check out Puglian wine than now. I can’t imagine a better source of distinctive, charismatic and easy-to-drink wines for under $25.”
– Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate
And we can’t imagine a better place to start exploring than with Pillastro Primitivo. This Puglian stunner is a hit with all who taste it, boasting more than 60 honors in its award pedigree and tons of Favorite clicks from our customers.
This wine’s cachet is hardly surprising when you consider the source: Angelo Maci was named Vinitaly’s 2014 Winemaker of the Year and his estate, Cantine due Palme, has been named Southern Italian Winery of the Year a remarkable three times at the same show (the world’s largest trade wine tasting).
Primitivo, a cousin of California’s fruit-packed Zinfandel, is the godfather of southern Italian grapes. It’s dark, rich and persuasively charming – and Angelo is a master at drawing out those qualities, insisting that all Pillastro’s grapes be harvested from very old (flavor-boosting) vines.
His quality dedication pays off every year, too. Among its many accolades, Pillastro impressed judges at the 2015 Decanter World Wine Awards, who declared it “flooded with plums, honey, figs, black and blue fruit, with a sweet and round palate. A very nice drop, really tasty and superb value.” And The Wine Advocate’s Monica Larner is also a fan, writing that it “offers great value and a rich, modern wine style.”
It’s a wine you just have to taste (and you’ll be in very good company when you do). Order today!