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Tenuta di Somaro Aglianico Primitivo 2016
When Mario Ercolino stumbled upon a small parcel of ancient vines deep in Puglia’s countryside, he knew he’d found something special. Thanks to southern Italy’s superb 2016 vintage, this hugely acclaimed release might be his richest yet.
Il Brutto Negroamaro Primitivo 2018
When the talented Angelo Maci saw the old, low-yielding vines that produced Il Brutto, he knew they had the potential to make a seriously concentrated, dark-fruited reds. Here’s the delicious result, direct from southern Italy’s great 2018 vintage.
Tenuta Albrizzi Cabernet Sauvignon Primitivo 2019
Super Tuscan reds are some of Italy’s most renowned, expensive wines. Here’s a powerful challenger to the style (with an impressive resume) from sunny Puglia and repeat winner of Vinitaly’s Winemaker of the Year title.
Dragone Selezione Rosso 2018
Named for the dragon on the Lento family’s coat of arms, this barrel-aged blend from Italy’s Calabria showcases rare grape, Magliocco (which adds an irresistibly velvety touch to plummy Merlot). With big points AND big flavor, it’s a must-taste.