Best Producer Italy - Vini 2018 (spring tasting)
Best Producer Italy - Mundus Vini 2016 (summer tasting)
Best Italian Producer - Mundus Vini 2017 (summer tasting)
European Producer of the Year - Sommelier Wine Awards 2017
Best Cooperative Italy - Berliner Wein Trophy 2018 (spring tasting)
Red Wine Winery of the Year - Melb. International Wine Comp.2018
Italy Red DOP Winery of the Year -New York Int. Wine Comp.2018
Italian Wine Producer of the Year - Melbourne International Wine Competition 2017
If you're after a smooth drinking, medium bodied Italian red with change from a $20 note, then this is your wine. It's rare to find an Italian wine like this for under $20, it could only come from a winery that is considered by so many to be the Italian winery of the year, year in, year out. It's a wine that you can take to a dinner party and know if will get the thumbs up.
The wine is San Marzano il Pumo Primitivo 2018. We advertised this exact wine more than 6 months ago and sold out in a flash. A new shipment has landed and we're loaded with stocks. The primitivo variety is famous in Italy for it's richness, a bit like shiraz in Australia, and the example we offer today is one the best value primitivo's you'll taste. The "Halliday of Italy" gave it the big thumbs up writing:
"...a wine of excellent concentration and deep colour, which follows through with a dense aroma and palate. A great softness that reveals its pulp of marasca cherry and black cherry, with the spice hints that emphasises its expressive characteristics. The fruit is pure and unoxidised...A great wine." Rating: 94. Luca Maroni.
From the first sip, you'll notice this is a more generous style of Italian wine, with a brilliant balance of complexity and drinkability. Place this alongside more fancied and more expensive Italian reds and this will more than hold it's own. It's a standout and fits the bill for a drinkable Italian red to a tee.
This winery is head and shoulders above many others in Italy. It's got the critical acclaim, 2 gold medals in the bag and a price that screams value. Buy with confidence.
Best Value and Double Gold Medal Gold Medal Winning – CWSA 2019
Gold Medal– Berliner Wein Trophy 2019