Leone de Castris

Villa Santera Primitivo di Manduria DOC

Villa Santera Primitivo di Manduria DOC
Italy

Red wine100% Primitivo
  • Tasting Notes
  • Pairs With
    pork
    asian
    Pasta
  • ColorIntense deep red color with purple hues.
  • NoseThe nose reveals rich aromas of plum, black cherry and spices, such as ginger and vanilla.
    Black Cherryblack-cherry
    Clove, Baking Spiceclove
    Vanillavanilla
  • FlavorOn the palate it is full-bodied, velvety and well balanced.

Puglia At a Glance

Region Name Puglia

Most Puglia wine is red, full-bodied, and will pair well with a wide variety of foods. Producers in Puglia have focused on making great red wines, and local grapes like Negroamaro, Primitivo, and Bombino Nero make for delicious drinking. Some of the best values in Italian wine come from this sunny, dry region.

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Press

Vintage Publication Score Review Date POS Generator
2018 James Suckling 91 Nov 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2018 Vinous Media 89 Jul 2021 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2017 Wine Enthusiast 89 Nov 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2017 Wine Advocate 87 Mar 2020 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 91 Vintage 2018 James Suckling A fragrant and pretty take on primitivo with dried lavender and violets highlighting a backdrop of dried blackberries and dried oranges. There’s a punch of powerful, ripe tannins to puncture the ripe forest fruit and drive home this full-bodied yet balanced red to a chewy finish. Drink from 2021.j Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 89 Vintage 2018 Vinous Media The 2018 Primitivo Villa Santera opens up with musky black cherries and raspberries complemented by white smoke and hints of clove. It’s silky-smooth, almost creamy in feel, lifted by brisk acids, with ripe black fruits offset by savory herbal tones. Notes of mocha and sweet violet florals linger as this tapers off fresh and medium-long. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 89 Vintage 2017 Wine Enthusiast Aromas of crushed gravel, toasted spice, chocolate and cherry jam display very good depth on the nose. There's levity to the medium-bodied palate, with tangy acidity pushing through the rich blue fruit and red fruit flavors. The tannins are fine and supportive, yet play second fiddle to the vivacious acidity. ALEXANDER PEARTREE Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 87 Vintage 2017 Wine Advocate I am surprised this vintage is so light on its feet. The Leone de Castris 2017 Primitivo di Manduria Villa Santera, with a solid 14.5% alcohol content, shows snappy freshness nonetheless, which feels right at home in such a mid-weight style. Six months in large oak casks lend notes of smoke, tar and spice. A terrific value wine, you might pair it with an onion calzone. Some 290,000 bottle are made each year. Shelf Talker Full Page Review