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93 • Terra Jovia 2007 Primitivo, Gioia del Colle DOC $60.
Funky wild yeast aromas of nougat, tree bark, red licorice, black raspberries and lively taut prune and spice flavors follow. Honeyed black fruits and leather flavors and a very supple texture with a bit of air. (tasted on Mar-11-2013)
92 • Terra Jovia 2007 Riserva, Primitivo, Gioia del Colle DOC $60.
Funky wild yeast notes suggest pear cider, leather, and olive tapenade and are a pleasant surprise. On the palate, red fruits come on most notably blackberries and mulberries. Very good length and balance and the innate acidity lifts the flavors. A superb, traditional Old World table wine to pair with braised meats. (tasted on Mar-11-2013)
90 • Mocavero 2009 Primitivo, Salento IGT $23.50.
Fun nose of cherry-raspberry compote and chocolate syrup framed out with toasty oak. Jazzy motif of lively acidity across the palate. Hints of cream, nuts and olive skin on the finish. A nice, layered sipper or pair with pasta. (tasted on Mar-11-2013)
88 • Resta 2009 Gelso Moro, Negroamaro, Salento IGT $17.50.|Find-a-Wine|
Deep garnet black color. Earthy aromas of tar, clay, peat moss, and grilled berries with a supple, dryish medium body and a tangy cranberry, pencil shaving, and forest floor finish. Nice smoky, rusticity for the table; will pair well with grilled boar. (tasted on Mar-15-2013)