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May272012

2009 Ghenos Primitivo di Manduria, Torrevento, Puglia

Well, sadly for the others, I polished off the Jobard Meursault in the pool. I saved a smidgen for husband who, like a heathen, enjoyed it as an accompaniement to his sticky toffee pudding. For the main event,  I served this Puglian favourite of mine: both the grape and the producer, with a roasted pork  and crackling and polenta and panzanella and more.  100% Primitivo and borne of a soil that renders this wine beast-like, savoury and earthy, this beauty is stunningly focused, fresh and feral. And for once, I do not complain of the alcohol levels, for that is what this style of Primitivo craves and handles masterfully. This is only one of the note-worthy offerings from Francesco at Torrevento, an estate I visited a few years ago with Marina Thompson ... more later.... I wish to enjoy my last few sips in the pool ...

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