Polvanera Primitivo “14” Gioia del Colle 2021

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Primitivo | Puglia | Italy | Red Wine | Cantine Polvanera | 2021 | 0,75 L | 15 %
About
Polvanera Primitivo "14" Gioia del Colle 2021 is an expressive, dry red wine produced from Primitivo grapes cultivated in the Gioia del Colle DOC area of Puglia, Italy. This wine is noted for its "14" label, indicating not only its alcohol content but also the degree of care and attention that Polvanera devotes to achieving a wine of substantial depth and complexity. Reflecting the rich, clayey soils and the warm Mediterranean climate of the region, the "14" is a testament to the potential of the Primitivo grape, skillfully balancing tradition with modern winemaking techniques.
Producer
In 2003, continuing his family's farming traditions, Filippo Cassano embarked on an ambitious project to popularize Primitivo grapes and other local varieties used in his native land to create excellent quality wines. To this end, he acquired and restored an old estate in the Marquesan region, near Gioia del Colle. The gardens surrounding the estate were home to the wonderful Primitivo vines, which were planted between 1860 and 1880. The word Polvanera in the winery's name indicates the typical dark color of the fields. A modern wine cellar with a masonry tasting room has been built next to the estate. In a cellar carved in limestone, the temperature and humidity of the air remain constant throughout the year, and the cellar itself goes underground in places to a depth of eight meters and serves as a quality mark for the excellent Polvanera products. It is here that Polvanera wines mature and develop before they become Primitivo Gioia del Colle DOC.
Tasting notes

On the nose, Polvanera Primitivo “14” presents a rich tapestry of aromas, including ripe red berries, black cherries, and a hint of spicy clove, which unfolds into a velvety, full-bodied palate accented by notes of dark chocolate and a subtle earthiness. This culminates in a smooth, well-rounded finish, underscored by fine tannins and a lingering warmth, making it a compelling and nuanced expression of the Primitivo variety.

Pairing

The “14” is ideally paired with savory dishes, such as grilled lamb chops or hearty pasta with a rich tomato-based ragù, where its robust body and depth of flavor can stand alongside the intensity of the food. It also complements aged hard cheeses, creating a delightful interplay between the wine’s spice notes and the cheese’s richness, resulting in a sophisticated and enjoyable dining experience.

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In 2003, continuing his family's farming traditions, Filippo Cassano embarked on an ambitious project to popularize Primitivo grapes and other local varieties used in his native land to create excellent quality wines. To this end, he acquired and restored an old estate in the Marquesan region, near Gioia del Colle. The gardens surrounding the estate were home to the wonderful Primitivo vines, which were planted between 1860 and 1880. The word Polvanera in the winery's name indicates the typical dark color of the fields. A modern wine cellar with a masonry tasting room has been built next to the estate. In a cellar carved in limestone, the temperature and humidity of the air remain constant throughout the year, and the cellar itself goes underground in places to a depth of eight meters and serves as a quality mark for the excellent Polvanera products. It is here that Polvanera wines mature and develop before they become Primitivo Gioia del Colle DOC.
Primitivo is a dark-skinned grape famous for producing dark, bold, tannic wines, with very intensive jammy bouquet with spice hints. Primitivo styles ranges from medium to full-body with slightly sweet aftertaste.
This wonderful land is rich with olive trees and wine. However for a long time the Puglia region wines had a notoriety of being "flat" and highly alcoholic. Local winemakers were able to overcome this situation as the wine and become more diverse.