Poderi Angelini Primitivo Di Manduria 2008, Doc
Pretty nose with mulberry, floral, dark plum, cherry, cola and light spice notes. It’s dry, silky smooth with jammy dark berry fruit flavours balanced by bright acidity and moderate tannins leading to a fairly long finish. A tasty little number to match with veal chops or grilled Italian sausages. (VINTAGES panel, July 2011)
Critic Reviews (2)
Community Reviews (4)
Excellent wine. This is done appassimento style, like Amarone, which is to say the grapes are dried and concentrated by the time they are squeezed out. Szabo's on the mark.
Concentrated layered nose of dried fruit, herbs and a touch of smokey spice. Some nice subtle complexity going on here and the fruit concentration on the palate is beautiful and sustained on a great balanced structure. Long smooth finish. Really enjoyed this wine.
An interesting bouquet on this Primitivo with aromas of raspberry-cherry fruit, stewed plum, exotic spices, wood smoke and light herbal notes. On the mouthfeel, medium bodied, dry, soft seductive fruit and light cedar flavours, balanced acidity and silky tannins. On the finish, medium length with a beautiful soft texture and well integrated flavours.
I wasn’t sure what to think about this Primitivo at first, but it really grew on me. There is a real Italian feel and charming rusticity to this Primitivo and I especially loved the savoury soft maturing fruit character of this wine. The surprising thing for me was how well integrated and almost unnoticeable the 15% alcohol was. It was ready to go after a one hour decant and best served at around 17ºC or 18ºC. Great value and strongly recommended.