Cristiano Guttarolo
Primitivo Anfora, 2014

Grower: Cristiano Guttarolo
Region: Gioia del Colle, Puglia, Italy
Grape Varieties: Primitivo
Viticulture: Organic
Size: 75cl bottle

Cristiano Guttarolo makes Primitivo in a spot quite unlike the rest of Puglia. His vines are situated on a fossilised limestone plateau around 450 metres above sea level. A constant stiff breeze from the ocean cools the vines and the elevation means cooler temperatures than many sites in the area. He works organically, grapes are hand picked, destemmed and wild fermented in clay anfora on skins for six months. It is bottled unfiltered with no additions and has a freshness and minerality that is a world away from the hot, jammy wines grown on the planes.

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