Masso Antico is an eclectic range of wines from Southern Italy. Produced in the provinces of Puglia and Abruzzo by our winemakers Daniele and Carlo, Masso Antico wines are modern interpretations of classic local grape varieties.
The name derives from the old farmhouse or ‘Masseria’ which was built on the first ever vineyards in Puglia. This very imposing ‘Masseria’ was covered by a huge old gnarled grape vine, which has since become the mark and the symbol of the roots and strong attachment to the land.
The vineyards bask in the Italian sunshine and the wines are the perfect match to the beloved Mediterranean way of life.
The grapes used for Masso Antico Primitivo are grown using the vine training method known as
“Alberello”, which has ancient origins and is typical of the Mediterranean area of Italy. It was
developed to compensate the lack of water and the very hot climate. The now very rare Alberello
system represents a very important part of the cultural and oenological heritage of Apulia. The
rigorous hand-picking is followed by a meticulous selection of the destemmed grapes. The grape
withering on plants, favored by the sea wind, and a slow maturation in French oak barrels for about 6 months.
COUNTRY : Italy
REGION : Apulia, Salento
GRAPES : Primitivo 100%
VINTAGE : 2017
CLOSURE TYPE : Cork Type
ALCOHOL : 14%
BOTTLE VOLUME : 75cl
APPEARENCE : Ruby red colour.
AROMA : The wine reveals a very complex bouquet with intense and fine aromas ranging from ripe fruit to herbaceous notes.
PALATE : Medium to full-bodied. On the palate it has a velvety mouthfeel and a touch of fine vanilla notes. The tannins are soft and well integrated.
PAIRING : It pairs perfectly with grilled meat dishes, stew and aged cheeses
99 Points, Luca Maroni