2016 Salento Cantine de Falco

Grapes Primitivo
Colour Red
Origin Italy, Puglia
Sub-district Salento
ABV 13.5%

From just outside Lecce in the heart of Salento comes this cracking example of Primitivo. Bright and perky this has a fine zippy line that makes it not only food friendly but very moreish. Cherry skin and cooked damson and delightful drop form the sunny heel of Italy. L&S (Apr 2017)

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The smell of roasted plums, with brambles, violets, and the dusty scent of hot pavements, with a silky texture and a vivid freshness. Very good.Victoria Moore, The Daily Telegraph(Nov 2017)

One of two reds we tasted from a new producer for Lea & Sandeman, a 50-year-old family-owned and run estate with vines averaging 20–30 years. We were impressed by both wines: they have a spring in their step and transparency that wines from Puglia often lack. Here there is none of the Primitivo grape's tendency to heaviness. Instead the chocolaty, sweet, spicy fruit is bright, sleek and tuneful. If we could give half-points, we'd give this 87.5, just to show that, by a whisker, we liked this over the Negroamaro. Rating: 87 2017)

Cantine de Falco

We were delighted to meet the energetic team from Cantine de Falco on our last trip to Italy. The enthusiasm for what they are doing here is contagious. Located near Lecce in the heart of Salento country, at Novoli, this 50 year old estate has really hit its stride recently. Salvatore has been succeeded by his son Gabriele but the understanding of this place and the vines has been passed on seamlessly. With average vine age now between 20 and 30 years old the fruit is of great intensity and quality. We were struck by the purity of the fruit character here - the fabulous, clean-cut expression that fills the glass from each varietal. Our favourites from the estate are the Negroamaro and the super Primitivo. Both fine, lithe and pretty examples. Yes, these are Puglian, so all is relative, but these are the brightest, most fun examples we have tasted for ages. An exciting new signing and remarkable value.

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