Aglianico is better known as a grape producing big, structured red wines. Here we have an example of what it can do as a rose. Beautiful rose petals and salinity on the nose. The palate shows red apple, cherry and strawberry still with those floral notes. Refreshing acidity perfect s a poolside partner.
Primitivo may be related to Zinfandel through a common Croatian grandmother, but this is far from any CA jammy slurper. Dark and brooding color, intense nose of smoke, meat and blackberry, and a lean earthy backbone. the fruit does show, but this is a hearty spicy wine that yearns for roasted meat.