PRIMITIVO DI MATERA
2015 Akratos DOC Battifarano
This is a brilliant new arrival from Basilicata and our first ever Primitivo from the Matera DOC. It jumps out of the glass at you with some complex spices and nice note of evolution on the nose, but there is a good, firm line to the dark fruit that soon takes charge. And then a sweeter pick up on the finish. A juicier rounder feel. Good power and drive, but a soft line and a nice gentle feel. Great and polished Primitivo. L&S (Apr 2019)
*Case price discount: Mix any 12 bottles (or 9l equivalent) of wine or 6 bottles of Champagne, Spirits, Sweet Wine or Fortified to get the 'case price' for each bottle.
If Italy is a boot, you'll find this brilliant winery on the coast in the arch of the foot, in the southern part of Basilicata. The Battifarano farm has been owned and worked by the same family for more than five centuries.
The focus moved to wine in the 1930s and Francesco, who currently heads up the family business, is the second generation to be a trained agronomist.
This has lead to a great focus on identifying the perfect sites for each of the different varieties grown here. The aim is, to as transparently as possible, transfer their great terroir into the wine in every bottle.
Minimal interventions are made and the results speak for themselves. These are the very purest expressions of the local Basilicata varieties Primitivo and Greco, dishing up excellent value, top quality wines that are simply a pleasure to drink.
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