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Duca di Sasseta Primitivo IGT

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This 2022 vintage wine was part of the Lidl Italian and Iberian Wine Tours tasting when it was one of my favourites. I have since purchased it and it’s as good as I remembered and I now know it also works great with (Italian) food. It has also gained a respectable 4.0 score on Vivino.

It boasts ripe dark berry fruits, including the deep flavours of blackcurrants and black cherries. Fruity without being too sweet. It surpasses many inexpensive Primitivo wines in quality, edging closer to the richer, more complex style of ‘Primitivo di Manduria‘. This is most likely due to the grapes being ‘Leggermente Appassite’ which means ‘slightly wilted’, to concentrate the flavour.

Given its price point of £7.49, this wine stands out as exceptional value. However, stocks will be limited because it is part of a Lidl Tour which isn’t part of the longer term offering.