Vecchia Torre Primitivo 2018

Fantastic Southern Italian Value: Vecchia Torre Primitivo

If you love rich and robust wines like Old Vine Zinfandel and Valpolicella Ripasso, you are going to lose your mind when you taste the 2018 Vecchia Torre Primitivo. One of the finest Southern Italian red wine values I've ever encountered, it should be illegal to sell a wine so good at such a low price.

Lynn and I enjoyed a bottle of this with my Bolognese recently, and it offered up so much more than I thought it would. I was just hoping for a good and rustic red to pair with the meal, but this wine exceeded my expectations and then some. I promptly ordered 14 cases, and we're running a great deal on this one. 

Vecchia Torre Primitivo

2018 Vecchia Torre Salice Primitivo 

One of the best sub-$15 red wines on the planet. 93 points - Josh Spurling 

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I've always been a sucker for Southern Italian reds. They're affordable, they're hearty, and they're people pleasers. This wine is that and a whole lot more! Better than many rich, bold, and hearty reds that would run you $25+, the wine's bouquet honestly reminded me of Amarone. I promise you I'm not exaggerating folks! 

Vecchia Torre is one of Southern Italy's most trusted cooperatives, and their wines consistently over-deliver in a big way. Many of you know their Salice Salentino, another wine that delivers lots of goodness for not a lot of money. Trust me, if you have liked that one, you are going to jump for joy when you get their Primitivo in your glass.

I know you've patiently been waiting for the tasting notes. Here you go! Deep and dark in the glass, this stuff is pretty much opaque.....that means you can't see through it. When I poured it for myself, I knew this was no average wine, and the bouquet was equally fantastic. Ripe and decadent notes of blueberry liqueur, warm cherry, baked plum, and peppery spice were all present. This all led to a flavor-packed, supple, and smooth palate that kind of rocked my world. 

If you really want to blow your friends away and provide a prime example of why you shop at Table Wine, serve them this wine. On the same token, if you are having lasagna, pizza, or spaghetti with meatballs in the near future, have this wine with it. You'll thank me! 

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Josh Spurling
Owner, Operator, Wine Monger
Table Wine Asheville