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Perrini Primitivo


In the very Southern part of the heel of the "Italian boot", in the Salento Peninsula of the Puglia region, the Perrini family have been making wine for generations. Vito and his sister Mila Perrini converted their family’s 50 hectares to organic viticulture in 1993, long before many in the area had even considered it.

Perrini's Primitivo comes from estate vines averaging 30 to 35 years old, with some getting up to 60 years, with full southern exposure on flat and slightly hilly sites. The soils are a mix of sand, limestone, and clay, with a rockier nature on the slightly higher-elevation sites. The farming is certified organic. The ripe but not over-ripe fruit is harvested by hand into small baskets and whisked to the winery to cool down before crush. The grapes are pressed, and the juice fermented with natural yeasts in stainless steel tanks with maceration lasting 12-14 days. The wine is aged in steel tank.

Opens with a floral bouquet of dried roses, sour cherry, blackberry & spices. The medium-bodied palate is flush with black cherry, mulberry &black plums with flashes of vanilla, cinnamon, sage, mint, and fresh soil. The finish is pure & velvety smooth with a soft tannic grip. It’s drinking great now, and will for a couple more years.


Perrini Primitivo