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98 Points Luca Maroni

Our Best Selling Italian Primitivo

  • Closure: Cork
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • Grape: 100% Primitivo

Original price was: $33.99.Current price is: $25.99.

98 Points Luca Maroni

Our Best Selling Italian Primitivo

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Gold Medal – Berliner Wein Trophy 2021

A wine that needs no introduction. The Giordano Riserva Primitivo is our biggest selling Italian Primitivo and every time a shipment comes in it sells out in days – it is on allocation from the winery and add to this shipping delays means it is never around for long.

From Puglia, down in the 'heel' of Italy, Primitivo is arguably more well known in other parts of the world by its alter-ego Zinfandel. Although genetically the same, Primitivo has its own genuine Italian character and this fantastic example has it in spades. It's a big, ripe and intense, dark fruited style with florals and herbs. The tannins are substantial, yet rich and rounded and a gentle acidity keeps it fresh and expressive.

98/100 Luca Maroni (2018 Vintage)
"Absolutely in a class of its own; the best Italian red of the year. A majestic fruity consistency that is stupendously harmonious to the senses, and with an aroma that has no faults or deficiencies. A masterpiece of wine growing and wine making that celebrates with its appealing hints of minty blackberry jam the natural expertise and techniques of his winemaker. Congratulations!"

90/100 Cameron Douglas MS, May 2022 (2018 Vintage)
"Very enticing bouquet of dark plums and cherry, some date and freshly tilled soil scents, a whisper of red fruit jam then a soft layer of baking spices. Generous, plush and fruity on the palate with flavours that reflect the bouquet. Dry with an abundance of needle point dusty tannins and moderate acidity then more date and plum fruit flavours. Balanced and well made with a decent finish. A food wine withy many pairing applications. Best drinking from day of purchase and through 2025."

Reviews previous vintage below…

5 Stars & 94/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, July 2018 (2015 Vintage)
"This is fabulously ripe and sweetly fragrant on the nose showing blackberry, plum jam, vanilla pod and milk chocolate characters with subtle spice and hazelnut notes. The palate is succulent and sumptuous, offering terrific fruit richness and velvety texture, leading to a gorgeous silky finish. At its best: now to 2020."

Sue Courtney,, July 2018 (2015 Vintage)
"Inky black red with crimson edges. Sweet smoky oak fills the bouquet with blueberry and chocolate coasted raisins. Full-bodied, powerful, succulent and juicy with a curvaceous body and a velvet cloak texture. Full of ripe fruit, sweet oak and underpinned with spice and pepper, it is definitely seductive at this stage in the tasting."

We provide a door to door delivery service nationwide. Delivery charges are calculated on a 12 bottle case or part there of.

Delivery charges are calculated during the checkout process based off your address post code. Please ensure you choose the correct post code. We will advise you if you have chosen the incorrect post code.

You may also choose to 'pick up' your order from our wine shop at 188 Durham Street South, Christchurch.

For further details on prices and delivery options please go to the Delivery & Returns section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that it may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on (03) 3655134.

Note, for orders of 1 - 2 bottles we charge an additional $5 for packaging. To ensure the safety of the bottles we use specially designed posting boxes.

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