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The Papale Linea Oro Primitivo di Manduria by Varvaglione is one tick bigger, denser and more concentrated than its little brother - the classic Papale Primitivo. This complex red wine of Apulian Prägiung shows itself with a dense ruby red and an almost black, purple-red core in the glass.
The bouquet of Papale Linea Oro is dominated by ripe berries such as blackberries, blueberries and currants. Spicy nuances of plum jam, blackcurrant and blackcurrant jam as well as oak wood, dark cocoa and vanilla and a little cinnamon stick complete the bouquet of the Papale Linea Oro Primitivo di Manduria from Varvaglione.
On the palate, the Papale Linea Oro (the golden line of the Papal wine) is wonderfully round, full and silky. The fine fruit sweetness, together with soft tannins, makes for a very special kind of red wine enjoyment.
Vinification of Papale Primitivo di Manduria Linea Oro by Varvaglione
For her Papale flagship, Varvaglione uses only grapes from very old vines. After the harvest, the grapes are destemmed and the berries crushed. Fermentation takes place at 26-28°C in stainless steel. After the subsequent biological acidification, the Papale Linea Oro is matured in French oak barrels and American oak barriques for at least 10 months.
The Papale wine series was launched on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of Varvaglione, which was celebrated in 2012. The "papal" wine was named after the vineyard on which the grapes for Papale Primitivo grow, which once belonged to the family of Pope Benedict XIII.
Food recommendation for the Varvaglione Papale Linea Oro
Enjoy this exquisite primitivo of old vines with strong and pink spicy meat dishes such as Moroccan tajine with lamb, courgettes and dates or with grilled entrecôte or lamb salmon.
Awards for the Papale Lineao Oro Primitivo di Manduria
- Luca Maroni: 95 points for 2015
- Concours Mondial de Bruxelles: Great Gold for 2015
- Selections Mondiales des Vins Canada: Gold for 2015
- Berlin Wine Trophy: Gold for 2015
- AWC Vienna: Silver for 2015
- CWSA: Best Value Silver for 2015
- Mundus Vini: Silver for 2015
- Japan Women's Wine Awards: Silver for 2015
|Type of Wine:||Still Wine|
|Style of Wine:||Red Wine|
|Wine acidity in g/l:||5,7|
|Residual sugar in g/l:||13,0|
|Sub region:||Primitivo di Manduria DOC|
|Occasion & Theme:||gift for good friends , Fireplace evening , romantic dinner|
|Ageing:||small barrel , large wood|
|Quality Classification & Rating:||DOC Denominazione di origine controllata|
|Awards:||Concours Mondial de Bruxelles - Grand Gold , AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge - Silber , Berlin Wine Trophy - Gold , Mundus Vini - Silver , Selections Mondiales de Vins Canada - Gold , Luca Gardini - 95 Punkte|
|Maturation:||American Oak , French Oak , Barrique 225 L , English Tun 900 L|
|Duration of maturation (in Months):||10|
|Aromas & Palate Notes:||berry fruit , stone fruits , cooked fruits , spicy , dřevité|
|Mouthfeel/ Texture:||dense , substantial|
|Optimal serving temperature in °C:||15 - 18|
|Food Pairing:||dark food , spicy food|
|Glass Recommendation:||Bordeaux Glass|
|Bottle Design & Features:||Bordeaux Style , extravagant|
|Bottle size in L:||0.75|
|storage capacity in years from the vintage year:||10|
|Alcohol % ABV:||14.5|
|Allergens and ingredients:||Contains Sulphites and Sulphur Dioxide|
|Distributor:||Varvaglione Vigne & Vini SRL - IT-BIO-006 - Contrada Santa Lucia S/N - 74020 Leporano - Italien|
Excellent service, superb wine. Good price, but did find this wine slightly cheeper elsewhere. Would certainly use Vinello again.
David McLen | 3 Nov 2020