An organic primitivo from 50 year old vines with intense flavours of black cherry and hints of liquorice.
Forbes Magazine, May 2018
"One of the leading innovators in Puglia today is Gaetano Marangelli, owner and founder, in 2005, of Cantine Menhir Salento in the southeastern part of Salento."
Pietra is situated in the heart of the historical centre of Minervino di Lecce about 10km from the breathtakingly beautiful coast of the Adriatic in Puglia, Italy’s "heel of the boot". Enologist Vincenzo Laera oversees the 40 hectares of alberello-trained vines, which are grown on shallow red soils with layers of calcareous rock. At the heart of the estate is a 17th century baronial palace that houses Origano Osteria, the family restaurant. The property also contains a Mediterranean garden, which hosts live concerts and outdoor dinners during the warmer months, along with ancient underground olive presses and an organic farm.
5 Stars & 94/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, June 2020 (2018 Vintage)
"Sumptuous and opulent in rich tones of dark fruit and cocoa together with seductive notes of hazelnut, toasted spice and tapenade on the nose. It’s concentrated and mouthfilling on the palate, offering terrific power and persistency, superbly complemented by savoury nuances and velvety tannins. Gorgeously expressed and deliciously drinkable."
90/100 Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review (2018 Vintage)
“Deep ruby colour. An elegant rather than blockbuster style, with plenty of weight and flavour that's supported by vibrant acidity which gives the wine energy. Dark berry, spice, anise, violet and spicy oak flavours. Good value at this price."