Before anything else – We REALLY like this wine from the Puglia region (heel of Italy).
A blend of Primitivo (70%) and Negroamaro (30%) that gives an intense and rich bombardment of the senses.
It’s made via the appassimento method. After alcoholic fermentation, the Negroamaro grapes are partially dried, and then blended with the Primitivo. And then aged for a short time in oak barrels to be rounded. The word appassimento translates to “passionate.”
While it would work well for you ‘griller’s”, we decided on the long slow method of baking and a low heat.
The wine is intense. Very rich in flavours and has quite a complex finish.
Put this near the top of your list to find.
Gran Appasso Puglia 2018