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Radici del Sud 2014 – Day 5


Saturday, 7 June: Competition tasting was now in full swing, and “my” jury sat down to a morning of Pugliese rosés and an afternoon of rosés from the rest of southern Italy. Puglia rosés: Puglia is, of course, a great … Continue reading

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Radici del Sud 2014 – Day 2


Wednesday 4 June marked the beginning of single-producer tastings. There are two sessions in a day, with 15-20 producers at each session. I knew many of them already, but some were new. It was great to reconfirm the excellence of … Continue reading

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Polvanera – Joy of Gioia


I am remiss. I should have written a post in praise of Polvanera a long time ago. The reason for my tardiness is not that I have wanted to keep it to myself; on the contrary, I want to spread … Continue reading

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Radici Del Sud 2013 – Impressions and Results


On 5 – 9 June this year, the 2013 version of Radici del Sud took place at the lovely Masseria Caselli resort near Carovigno in Apulia. For reasons of spreading the good word about the wines of the South, Nicola … Continue reading

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Radici del Sud 2012 – Tasting Notes – Pietraventosa


As stated previously, the Gioia del Colle zone of Apulia is enjoying a strong revival with its primitivo wines, which up until fairly recently had taken a decidedly second-rank position relative to the primitivos from the Manduria zone. Compared to … Continue reading

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Primitivo – Manduria and Gioia – Post


Go find a lovely post here on Mimmo Gagliardi’s visit to two of my favourite primitivo producers, Gianfranco Fino and Pietraventosa (on Luciano Pignataro’s wonderful site, a teasure trove of information about the enogastronomic heritage of southern Italy): http://www.lucianopignataro.it/a/un-viaggio-di-ritorno-tra-il-primitivo-di-manduria-e-quello-di-gioia-del-colle/48353

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Radici Del Sud 2012 – Tasting Notes – Fatalone


Until about the mid-90’ies, primitivo from Apulia suffered a disastrous fate. The wealth of ancient vineyards, planted with the traditional alberello system so conducive to high quality, were destined to produce rough, often tired bulk wines for mixing with more … Continue reading

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