Varvaglione 12 e mezzo Primitivo del Salento IGP Fashion Edition ~ 92 points

Varvaglione 12 e mezzo Primitivo Fashion

May we introduce you to our latest star in the wine cellar: the stylish Varvaglione 12 e mezzo Primitivo del Salento IGP Fashion Edition is visually stunning! A real eye-catcher, but above all also smelly and gourmet with the beguiling scent of overripe plums, cherry jam, vanilla and other spices as well as cocoa. On the palate it is velvety soft, full-bodied, with good structure, wonderful texture and perfectly bound tannins. Look forward to the impressive final!

The pure Primitivo bliss for eyes, nose and palate

Why this splendid drop is called “12 e mezzo”:”Twelve and a half”? To avoid the unfortunate 13? No, because although this is considered to be an unlucky number across cultures and worldwide, in Italy the 17th plays this role.

It’s simple: The Varvaglione 12 e mezzo Primitivo del Salento IGP Fashion Edition 2016 contains only 12.5% alcohol by volume, which is unusually low for a Primitivo – normal would be around 14% by volume or more – but currently accommodates the wishes of many wine lovers: little alcohol with full smell and taste!

Luca Maroni has awarded the Primitivo del Salento with 90 points. We give him 92 BELViNi points.