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The Society's Primitivo di Mandira, 2016

February 22, 2019

 

 

The Society's Primitivo di Mandira, 2016

 

 

The Wine Society - £10.50 IT24241

 

Tasting date - 22/02/2019

 

 

Appearance - Deep Ruby

 

Nose intensity - Medium plus

 

Primary aroma - Red plum, raspberry, blackberry, black cherry, raisin, prune, simple, jammy

 

Secondary aroma - Light hints of vanilla, cinnamon, toast, licquorice

 

Tertiary aroma - None

 

 

Sweetness - Dry

 

Acidity - Medium plus

 

Tannin and nature -  Medium plus soft and ripe

 

Alcohol - High alcohol

 

Body - Full body

 

 

Intensity - Medium

 

Primary flavours -  Red plum, raspberry, blackberry, black cherry, raisin, prune

 

Secondary flavours - Light hints of vanilla, cinnamon, toast, licquoirce

 

Tertiary flavours - None

 

 

Finish - Medium

 

Quality - Good

 

 

Tasting Logic

 

 

A big and bold fruity red wine with hints of oak, this wine fits neatly into a grape variety trio, a climate trio or an Italian trio and so it is worth getting to know this style of wine. Sometimes Primitivo can have a little bit of sweetness on the palate and better quality examples will simply have more intensity and potential for future development in bottle . It is worth trying one against an Amarone della Valpolicella as the fried fruit element on both can allow the wines to be confused easily.

 

Primitivo is generally black fruit in character but as it ripens unevenly red fruit notes can sometimes come in to dominance.

 

In terms of quality there is a decent  balance between the alcohol and fruit intensity, this makes the wine seem warm rather than burning. There is sufficient varietal character of fresh and dried red and black fruit and a touch of secondary oak notes however there is not sufficient length, complexity or potential complexity for the wine to be very good, the fruit is also slightly generic and jammy in nature.

 

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