Paolo Leo Passitivo Primitivo Appassimento

  • Paolo Leo Passitivo Primitivo Appassimento
  • Paolo Leo Passitivo Primitivo Appassimento

Paolo Leo Passitivo Primitivo Appassimento


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Grape Primitivo
Style Dry, Red, Full Bodied, Rich, Oak Aging, Dried Fruits
Country Italy
Region Puglia
Volume 75cl
ABV 14.5%
Dietary Vegetarian, Vegan

Passitivo Primitivo is produced using only the best hand-picked Primitivo grapes from low-yielding vineyards in Puglia. A portion of these grapes follow a rare wine making technique called "apassimento", whereby the grapes are dried for a brief period to concentrate their aromas and rich fruit flavours. The resulting wine is intense ruby-red in colour with a complex bouquet reminiscent of cherries, raspberries and redcurrants. The partial oak-aging adds a pleasant roasted and a spicy aroma and makes this full-bodied and supple wine, perfect with roasted red meats and mature cheeses. This has always been one of our most popular red wines.

About the Producer

In its fifth generation, Paolo Leo is based in the Salento wine village of San Donaci. The story of this beautiful estate began at the turn of the twentieth century, when Antonio Leo started to vinify the grapes grown in the vineyards of "Masseria Monticello." The winery has enjoyed constant investment over the years and is today a modern winery ,with a capacity of 120,000 hl and a barrel room housing 1000 French and American oak barriques. Mainly indigenous grape varieties are grown in the 80 ha of vineyards: Primitivo, Negroamaro, Fiano. The company is certified, BRC/IFS, ICEA Organic, EQUALITAS.


Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Gillian J
Delicious well rounded wine. Full bodied and would go well with meat or vegetarian dishes.

An excellent bottle of wine. Very good value for money

Priya Bhasin
Great value for money

Goes well with Italian food and for the price it is well worth it
Will be buying some more

Fantastic wine!

Excellent wine. Hard to come by. First tried it while out for an Italian meal in Gosforth. Goes great with rich Italian dishes.
Great value for money.