Masseria Altemura

Sasseo Salento Primitivo

8.736 ratings
8.83 pro ratings
Salento, Puglia, Italy
Primitivo
Turkey, White Rice, Chicken, Potato, Pasta, Lamb, Exotic Spices, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Baking Spices, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Pork, Beef, Chili & Hot Spicy, Onion, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese
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At a bar/restaurant an bartender gave me a taste. Derived from the Italian word sasso, meaning stone, referring to the abundance of limestone in the area, which creates a reflective quality in the vineyards. Dark Ruby with big berry aromas and earthy spice. On the palate blackberry with notes of cacao, dry tannins, noted acidity on medium finish. Ok for price but needs big food dish, like pasta. Tasting Sample.

At a bar/restaurant an bartender gave me a taste. Derived from the Italian word sasso, meaning stone, referring to the abundance of limestone in the area, which creates a reflective quality in the vineyards. Dark Ruby with big berry aromas and earthy spice. On the palate blackberry with notes of cacao, dry tannins, noted acidity on medium finish. Ok for price but needs big food dish, like pasta. Tasting Sample.

2 people found it helpfulAug 30th, 2017
Justin Gilman CSW, CSS

Good little #Primitivo #wine. Balanced throughout. Wishing the depth and finish lasted.

Smooth wild berry, easy acidity and mold tannin.

Had with jalepeno flank steak and it held up nicely.

Good little #Primitivo #wine. Balanced throughout. Wishing the depth and finish lasted.

Smooth wild berry, easy acidity and mold tannin.

Had with jalepeno flank steak and it held up nicely.

1 person found it helpfulSep 17th, 2016
John Teets

Very smooth and enjoyable. Ok. I bought a case I liked it so much!

Very smooth and enjoyable. Ok. I bought a case I liked it so much!

Aug 16th, 2017
Chad Henderson

Nose of tart stone fruit with hint of funk. Strong taste of sour cherries, licorice, and earthiness. The finish coats the tongue and leaves sour aftertaste. Full bodied hardy wine,

Nose of tart stone fruit with hint of funk. Strong taste of sour cherries, licorice, and earthiness. The finish coats the tongue and leaves sour aftertaste. Full bodied hardy wine,

Jul 31st, 2017
Harald Geiger

Nicht so viel Bouquet, aber angenehm im Geschmack.

Nicht so viel Bouquet, aber angenehm im Geschmack.

Mar 11th, 2017
Joni Brennan

This Primitivo (aka Zinfandel) is so drinkable. Great depth with a soft sweetness on finish

This Primitivo (aka Zinfandel) is so drinkable. Great depth with a soft sweetness on finish

Mar 4th, 2017
"Odedi"

Dark purple in color with a purplish rim.

Soft nose of blueberries, strawberries, cherries, licorice, oak, vinaigrette, dark chocolates, earth, leather, dirt, black pepper and spices.

Full bodied, but not bold, with medium plus acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with plums, raspberries, unripe strawberries, cloves, licorice, oak, bitter herbs, citrus(?), light vegetables, wet stones, graphite and peppercorn.

Nice finish with fine grained tannins and tart cherries.

A nice everyday red wine from Italy. Earthy, with lots of red fruits and vegetables. Not very balanced yet, but has enough complexity to make it interesting and drink by itself. A Good food wine too.

Would probably benefit from another couple of years in the bottle. Needs 30 minutes to open up properly and show some tannins.

Aged for 12 months in large Slavonian oak barrels.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

Dark purple in color with a purplish rim.

Soft nose of blueberries, strawberries, cherries, licorice, oak, vinaigrette, dark chocolates, earth, leather, dirt, black pepper and spices.

Full bodied, but not bold, with medium plus acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with plums, raspberries, unripe strawberries, cloves, licorice, oak, bitter herbs, citrus(?), light vegetables, wet stones, graphite and peppercorn.

Nice finish with fine grained tannins and tart cherries.

A nice everyday red wine from Italy. Earthy, with lots of red fruits and vegetables. Not very balanced yet, but has enough complexity to make it interesting and drink by itself. A Good food wine too.

Would probably benefit from another couple of years in the bottle. Needs 30 minutes to open up properly and show some tannins.

Aged for 12 months in large Slavonian oak barrels.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

Feb 13th, 2017
Anthony Hughes

Raspberry with a touch of prune and earth

Raspberry with a touch of prune and earth

Dec 16th, 2016
Federico

Lovely

Lovely

Sep 22nd, 2016
Sindy Wise

Blackberry, roots and earth on the nose. Very smooth and rich dark fruit on the tongue. #primitivo #wine

Blackberry, roots and earth on the nose. Very smooth and rich dark fruit on the tongue. #primitivo #wine

Sep 17th, 2016