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Perfect Summer Red - Paolo Petrilli Motta del Lupo

SOLD OUT! I tasted dozens of wines to find “the perfect summer red,” and the 2016 Paolo Petrilli Motta del Lupo took home the title.

What’s my definition of the perfect summer red you ask? It’s got to be super fresh and a little lighter bodied, and it needs to be low in both alcohol and tannin. Oh yeah, it’s got to be delicious, pure, and crushable. This one is all of that and a whole lot more. Already a customer favorite, it’s about to become even more popular.

2016 Paolo Petrilli Motta del Lupo

The Perfect Summer Red!


The Paolo Petrilli estate represents so many of the ideals that Table Wine looks for. This small, certified-organic estate is based in Lucera, in Puglia, in the heel of Italy’s boot. In a good year, the family makes 25,000 BOTTLES (2,000 cases) of wine. In addition to growing grapes, the Petrilli family raises some of the region’s most coveted organic tomatoes — we stock their delicious tomato sauce and pasta too! This real-deal family farm is where you want the stuff you put into your body to come from.

And it’s great that the Paolo Petrilli Motta del Lupo is certified organic and certified vegan, but what’s even better is that the wine is absolutely delicious. Brought to us by our friend and importer Jay Murrie of Piedmont Wine Imports, this blend of Nero di Troia, Sangiovese, Montepulciano, and Bombino Bianco is honest, pure, authentic, and super tasty. On the one hand, it’s really easy drinking, but with aromas and flavors of fresh cherry, plum, sweet cinnamon, clove, and herb, this is far from a simple wine. And at just 12.5% octane, you can drink a few glasses and not feel heavy.

For a simple, yet delicious summer meal, enjoy this wine with the Petrilli pasta and tomato sauce — what grows together goes together! And for fans of lighter, fresher reds, like Gamay, Pinot Noir, and Grenache, you’re going to love this. Not sure about that? 

Josh Spurling
Owner, Operator, Wine Monger
Table Wine Asheville