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98pt Ponte Lungo Armano Rosso 2016

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Ponte Lungo are the genius winemakers behind our best-selling wine, Curioso - and with this, the delicious 2016 Armano Rosso, they've hit the bullseye again!

Marrying quality with value in a way few others can, they have used Primitivo grapes grown on ancient vines in the hot, windswept land of southern Italy's Puglia region,to make this opulent, rich wine.

With power, velvet softness and great concentration but, above all, sweet ripe fruit - the Armano Rosso 2016 is a wine that is all about pure drinking pleasure.

A stupendous wine for just £11.95, Armano Rosso has picked up a huge 98 points from Italian wine guru, Luca Maroni.

Imported directly from Italy solely for Vivino users, we can only offer limited amounts. Don't miss it!

About the wine

This outstanding Primitivo is pure pleasure - full of ripe cherry, blackberry, currant and raisin fruit, as well as spices like vanilla, licorice and cinnamon. The palate shows off more sweet, juicy ripe fruit with superb concentration and a satin-smooth texture. Long and spicy on the finsh, this is classic old vine Primitivo - but with the extra depth that comes from using the Appassimento process.

A wine made for drinking with robust food, the Armano will hold up to pretty much anything you throw at it - but it'll be at its best with chargrilled meats

This hot, windy area of Southern Italy features many small, ancient vineyards planted with Primitivo aka Zinfandel. Ponte Lungo seek out these old vines for the deeply concentrated juice that they provide.

The grapes that go into this lovely wine are subject to the Appassimento process (as used for Amarone) that further concentrates the juice and adds richness and depth to the finished product.


Appellation: Puglia Italy

Accolades:
- 98pts, Luca Maroni
- 6 stars, Finansbureauet
- 3.7/5 Stars, Vivino Rating

Grapes100% Primitivo
Cooperage: Oak barrels for several months
ABV15%
Drink2018-2025

About the vineyard

Ponte Lungo has many areas with old vineyards of typical Puglian grape varieties such as Primitivo, Negroamaro and Nero di Troia.

The climate is typically Mediterranean with warm, dry summers and cool winters - ideal for red grape varieties. The small wine plots can be found among oak forests and olive groves, orchards and almonds. In this almost perfect environment, the old vines provide excellent quality grapes.

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98 points - Luca Maroni
"One of Italy's greatest wine values."

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6 Stars
"South Italian Amarone clone made with dried primitive grapes offering a delicate nose. Sweet, full of fruit and notes of Amaretto and cherry liqueur in the long aftertaste... Awesome bargain for the price."

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"Terrific Italian with fierce power but a rounded aftertaste, which fills the palate out completely. A nice wine for the price"  5/5 Stars

"Black in the glass. Lots of fruit. Really good wine"  4.5/5 Stars

"Suprisingly good for the price! Lots of fullness. Little plums and prunes"  4/5 Stars

"Fantastic wine once again from Ponte Lungo"  4/5 Stars

 


 

 

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