Schola Sarmenti ‘Critera’ Primitivo 2022

20.00 16.00

20% off Italy


From the heel of Italy comes this rich, full-bodied Primitivo, more familiar to some as California’s Zinfandel grape.

This is all about the ‘terroir’, the vineyard soil and microclimate, these relatively young vines (only around 20 years old) producing massively impressive structure and flavour profile. Heady aromas of plum, dark cherry and cocoa, the palate is soft with mellow acidity and profuse flavours of milk chocolate, mulberry, toffee and cassis.

Pair with rigatone, aubergine and sausage in a red wine sauce.

  • Mellow, big, smooth
  • 750ml
  • 13.5% Alcohol
  • Cork
  • Drink by 2026

Producer: Schola Sarmenti

Schola Sarmenti, a stunning winery with soaring ceilings sculpted from local tuff and lecce stone, dates from the mid-nineteenth century and is run by the Marra and Calabrese families. The vineyards are farmed organically and within sight of the warm waters of the Adriatic. Schola Sarmenti practises "green harvesting", where a portion of the immature crop is sacrificed (i.e. picked and discarded) mid-season to increase the ripeness and quality of the remaining bunches. It also uses the ancient Puglian vine training system, Alberello.

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88 Points
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Silver Medal
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