Cantina Zolla, Primitivo di Manduria

€23.99

This Prmitivo, made by the same wonderful winery as the I Muri wines, is simply stunning. It is from the high quality sub-zone of Manduria and is all of the things you like about its little brother, and then some.

With red cherries, blackcurrant, blackberry, leather and spices, this is a generous, juicy and dense red that is surprisingly soft and approachable, yet with enough structure to reward excellent accompanying food.

The vineyards for this wine are in Manduria and are owned by farmers who each have a share in the winery - it is up to the winemaker Filippo Baccalaro to then turn these grapes into magic. However, he's not that special because the grapes that he has are so fundamentally excellent and his attitude is for minimal winemaking intervention and to allow the grapes to express themselves. This really is the best place for Primitivo as the results show.

It's easier too for their adherence to quality over quantity here, as the grapes are from such prestigious sites and all from the same DOC of Manduria. You really notice the upturn in quality and even at a few euro more, it really feels worth every penny.

Region: Puglia

Country: Italy

Grape(s): Primitivo

Style: Smooth, Rich, Juicy, Full, Fleshy, Creamy

Best food matches: Pork, Pizza, Mature Cheeses, Lamb, Grills, Fine Dining, Charcuterie

Alcohol: 14.5%

Why buy from us?

When you buy wine from The Allotment Wine Co. you're helping a small Irish company that in turn supports small, sustainable wine producers who grow the grapes and make amazing wines. We only work with partners who share a deep respect and connection with the land and its traditions, witnessed in a firm commitment to quality and sustainability. All of which makes for better wines.

Delivery & Returns

You'll get free delivery when you buy 12 x 75cl bottles of wine online from The Allotment, saving you €7.50.

We charge €7.50 per delivery for quantities less than that.

Our hours for processing orders are between 9am - 6pm Monday to Friday.

We pack your online wine order along the following timelines:

Wine orders for delivery in Dublin, received before 12pm on weekdays are prepared so that delivery should be expected the next working day.

Wine orders for nationwide delivery, received by 12pm on weekdays are prepared so that delivery should be expected two working days later.

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Patrick H.
Hi, I'm Chris Gifford.

And you're very welcome to The Allotment Wine Co.

When you wine from me, you're supporting a small Irish business which in turn supports small, sustainable wine producers, as well as other small, dedicated Irish wine importers.

When selecting wines, I look for partners who share a deep respect and connection with the land and its traditions, witnessed in a firm commitment to quality and sustainability. All of which makes for better wines.