Packed with spiced plum and raspberry flavour, this rich, dark, velvety red has bagged 50 awards in the last seven vintages, while the winery has twice been voted southern Italy’s finest. Just released, the 2017 has 91 points from critic Luca Maroni.
"Our favourite ‘go to’ wine. Very smooth with great fruit. Fantastic, classic Primitivo"
Online Review For the 2016 vintage
It’s no coincidence Pillastro is one of our bestselling Italian reds – customers love all that richness, warmth and bold, ripe fruit. It comes from Puglia, in Italy’s deep south, best known for big, smoky wines made from prized local varieties Primitivo and Negroamaro. This 2017 is from Angelo Maci, a leading figure in the quality revolution of the last two decades, whose cellar Cantine Due Palme has twice been named ‘Winery of the Year’. Angelo made this wine purely from Primitivo, which produces rich, powerful reds with plenty of ripe fruit. A period of oak ageing has infused the wine’s generous plum and damson character with notes of spice and vanilla. Enjoy with hearty casseroles, pasta with a rich tomato sauce, or garlic roasted lamb.
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