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Pillastro Primitivo 2021

Pillastro Primitivo 2021

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  • Puglia and South - Italy
  • 2021 - Primitivo
  • 13.5 % Alc - 750 ml

“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 red wine 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 vintage alone has clocked a 95-point score and a double-gold medal. (So far.)

This wine’s cachet is hardly surprising when you consider the source. It hails from Cantine Due Palme, a winemaking cooperative founded by three-time Vinitaly Winemaker of the Year Angelo Maci (below). Nowadays, his daughter Melissa is President, while his grandson Francesco assists the new head winemaker, Vincenzo Campanella, in the cellar.

Primitivo, a cousin of California’s fruit-packed Zinfandel, is the godfather of southern Italian grapes. It’s dark, rich and persuasively charming—and the Cantinue Due Palme team excels at drawing out those qualities, insisting that all Pillastro’s grapes be harvested from very old (flavor-boosting) vines.

Here’s Gilbert & Gaillard on what to expect in the glass: “Pleasant nose combining red berry fruit...smoky and spicy touches. Impressive, full-flavored palate.”

It’s a wine you just have to taste (and you’ll be in very good company when you do). Order your share today.

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