2020 Masso Antico Primitivo

We have secured a 2nd & final NZ allocation of this luxurious and powerful Italian Primitivo that drove noted critic Luca Maroni to impart a huge 99/100 rating... the 1st shipment sold in days.

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Elsewhere $29.99
$19.99

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Luca Maroni 99

5.0

3 Reviews

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Further Information

Brand Unknown
Region Puglia
Varietal Primitivo
Size 750ml
Alcohol % 14.0%
Vintage 2020
Country Italy

Description

Founded in 1954... the jewel in the crown of Masso Antico is their “Alberello” trained old Primitivo vines situated in Puglia on the coast where the cooling sea breezes perfectly moderate the very hot days yielding grapes with abundant flavour, ripeness and fresh acidity. This 2020 Masso Antico Primitivo is a bold and rich red with excellent freshness on the powerful finish. Italian wine critic Luca Maroni was clearly impressed bestowing a massive 99/100... it is an impressive red and the value is extraordinary... very hard to replicate anywhere in the world. Primitivo (known as Zinfandel in the USA) captures the essence of Puglia with its juicy fruit perfectly balanced by chewy tannins and fresh acidity, making it the ideal partner to pizza or pasta... but equally at home with most meats. It’s so drinkable you’ll want to keep a couple of glasses to savour after dinner. It can age for 10+ years... but is incredibly appealing as a young red and is remarkably priced given its pure quality.

Smells

Dark, heady aromas of baked, black fruit, blackberries, mulberries and Doris plums with cocoa, brown spice and hints of leather.

Tastes

The palate has abundant, instantly appealing layers of black fruits wrapped within chewy, savoury tannins and subtle sea salt acidity, creating harmony and salivating drinkability. Simply delicious on all levels, a wine to open, enjoy and relax. No need for complications or deep thought with a glass of this in hand. Perfect drinking now through 2026+.

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3 Customer Reviews

Complex and a delight on the palate, smooth, great with food and dark chocolate.

21st June 2022 |

Outstanding. Full bodied and yet as smooth as silk. Buy a case. And then buy another one!

10th June 2022 | Simon Ireland

Stunning full body red and velvet smooth finish

22nd March 2022 | Glen Wieblitz