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2009  Primitivo di Manduria, Terre di sava

Puglia, Southern Italy

£22 each QPR: 97

Impossible to believe it's only 14.5% alcohol, this is a sweetly rich, stickily juicy wine in a style that lovers of Barossa Shiraz (as opposed to Chianti or Barolo) will enjoy best."

Grape Variety: 

100% Primitivo (known as Zinfandel elsewhere), matured for 6 months in French oak.


Sava is a town in Puglia, the heel of Italy. Nearby is the town of Manduria which gives its name to the regional wine, famous for its old (often over 100 year old) bush vines.


Terre di Sava is a recently formed (2008) project set up specifically to highlight old vine Primitivo from this area.

Food Match: 

Cheese or strong game or the richest, thickest stew in the recipe book.

In the Press... 

Gold Medal and Trophy, 2013 International Wine Challenge.