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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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Radici del Sud 2012 – Tasting Notes – Guastaferro


I have finally come round to one of the really great discoveries of the wonderful Radici del Sud 2012 Festival. I know I sound like (and probably am) an old fart when I say that I have long yearned for … Continue reading

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Radici del Sud 2012 – Tasting Notes – Vinicola Savese/Pichierri


I revert to publishing my tasting notes from this lovely event. In my overall post on this event I already mentioned the Pichierris, writing the following: “For decades, the Pichierri family of Sava were the only quality producer in the … Continue reading

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Radici del Sud 2012 – Tasting Notes – Cardone


Cardone Vini Classici is an old acquaintance of mine, and for decades have been a trustworthy source of high-quality wines from the Itria Valley in Apulia. Indeed, for quite some time they were without doubt the leading producer (in quality … Continue reading

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Radici del Sud 2012 – Tasting Notes – Vigne & Vini (Varvaglione)


Vigne & Vini is a major operation in the Salentino area of Apulia. The Varvaglione family started a winemaking operation here in 1921 and the business has grown from these beginnings to the present size. Annual wine production is some 10 … Continue reading

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Radici del Sud 2012 – Tasting Notes – Azienda Agricola Cannito


For more than seventy years the family of Franco Cannito has owned and worked the land of what is now Azienda Agricola Cannito (www.agricolacannito.it). Franco himself took over in 1990 and set about investing and improving. The land is by … Continue reading

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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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Radici del Sud 2012 – Impressions and Results


I had the great pleasure and honour of being invited as an expert judge for the seventh edition of the Radici del Sud wine festival, which took place at the formidable Borgo Egnazia resort (http://www.borgoegnazia.com/#/en/) in Savelletri di Fasano, Apulia, from … Continue reading

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