2022 Fatalone Teres Primitivo Murgia IGT, Puglia, Italy
The wine comes from only the free-run must of the Racemi, which is the juice of the second budding fruit of the Gioia del Colle Primitivo plant (yielding only 1.8kgs/hectare), which has less of a full-body character, a more delicate palate, and a lovely sweet and floral smell. The whole berries spend 36 hours on the skins, during which only free run juice is captured for natural fermentation, and then had 6 months of aging. Teres is a fresh, mineral driven light red wine full of strawberry, cranberry, raspberry and red currant notes. This is an extraordinary wine that will change any preconceived notions you may have about Primitivo and balance in wine.