La Bollina Roppolo Primitivo Puglia IGT 2018
- Rich, full-bodied
In the heel of the boot that is Italy (Puglia for those beholden to actual names), primitivo is arguably the leading red grape. You might already know that it’s genetically identical to zinfandel, California’s famous wine. It’s a grape that adapts well to a variety of terroirs, showing something different depending on the origin. In Puglia, primitivo tends toward rich, full-bodied and dark in fruit (think blackberries, figs and blueberries). This one from La Bollina takes that profile a bit further with some extra complexity to the tune of plum, cherry, rosemary and vanilla. It’s big, bold and luscious, making it the perfect Italian counterpart to our rich South Aussie shiraz.
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In the heart of Gavi lies this 120ha property. Where once resided the Marchioness Figari of Genova, the villa onsite is now a luxury hotel where you can live out your dreams of eating and drinking like Italian nobility. Planted over 25ha (the rest dedicated to golf courses and chestnut woods) are traditional grape varieties like cortese, chardonnay, barbera, dolcetto and nebbiolo. Founded in 2009, La Bollina honours the historical and rural traditions of the area, although their winemaking techniques have been completely overhauled. They now use only the best modern winemaking techniques to make the best Piedmontese wines possible.