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2017 Masseria Altemura Italy (Other Regional Reds) "Sasseo"

Masseria Altemura 2017 Sasseo

Winery: Masseria Altemura

Vintage: 2017

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Sasseo"

Wine Category: Italy (Other Regional Reds)

Grape blend: 100% Primitivo

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Salento

State or country: Italy

Price: $17

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 89 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: March 30, 2020

Wine Review: Opaque and deep ruby. Almost black in color, this Primitivo presents with violet floral, sweet tobacco, ground tamarind and vanilla bean aromas. On the palate, the wine is very full-bodied with plump black fig and ripe black currant flavors up front, followed by dark chocolate and warm cherry preserves. The oak is well-managed, and the tannins are powerful but tamed, resulting in a well-rounded and balanced wine with good structure and complexity. The finish is smooth and the intense flavors last for a considerable time. This is a compelling value Primitivo that would vie for praise among wines at three to four times its price. Pair it with pasta and veal Bolognese or your favorite tomato-based pizza. – Jeoff

Winemaker Notes: Color: Deep and dull ruby red.
Bouquet: The nose reveals full, intense aromas reminiscent of plums and red fruit jam with sweet spicy notes.
Flavor: A wine with considerable body, the palate is enveloping, warm and soft and expresses very ripe fruit, backed by a pleasurable backbone of sweet tannins.

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