DiVine Apulia, Primitivo
Let’s head to Southern Italy, to Apulia, for a wine tour to discover the region’s three most representative wines:
Primitivo Puglia I.G.T. Dacastello is produced in the area between Brindisi and Lecce, among verdant vineyards and ancient olive trees, where the sun is always high and sea breezes cool the soil.
Primitivo was given this name by the Benedictine monks, on account of its early ripening.
Its vineyards are magnificent but require meticulous care. This grape variety turns drought into a virtue, and while it grows in large bunches, the individual grapes are medium-sized and deep blue in colour.
The result of the technical expertise and experience of our partner producers, Primitivo Puglia I.G.T. Dacastello has a floral and fruity aroma, with notes of cherry, raspberry and redcurrant.
This wine is smooth, full-bodied, balanced and persistent on the palate.
A native red, it pairs perfectly with local dishes. With Ciceri e tria for example, roughly cut handmade pasta served with puréed chickpeas. But Primitivo Puglia I.G.T. Dacastello also pairs well with simpler dishes, such as grilled chicken breast or steak.
A land of winds and mirages, Apulia offers us a wine destined to feature prominently in world winemaking, increasingly appreciated and in demand in British and American restaurants.
The vine, the olive tree and the almond tree are the plants of Apulia, and are also its greatest assets, wrote Guido Piovene.
A glass of Primitivo Puglia I.G.T. Dacastello to experience the flavour of Apulia, a land of passage of winds and clouds that gallop between two seas, whether you are in London, Milan or Miami.