Thirsty Earth 2012, Organic Primitivo, Puglia - I Blame The Wine
Thirsty Earth Primitivo Puglia

Thirsty Earth 2012, Organic Primitivo, Puglia

This interestingly named wine, Thirsty Earth, is organic and made from Primitivo grapes in IGT Puglia. It is anothr organic find for me in Ocado, so let’s try.

It has some bold black cheery flavours, woody vanilla undertones and hints of violets. It is amazing how good these flavours are expressing themselves – the wine comes from the southern part of Italy, but it is not overripe. This Primitivo brings freshness, yet lush fruit and some underlying spicy sweetness.

What I love to find out is the winemakers commitment to organic viticulture and how they express this passion on the bottle (you can read more about it on the label), but in the wine itself as well – it is balanced, round, deep and very satisfying.

The style is primarily fruity and less woody, some residual sugars exist (hence I knocked out some points off the rating), and the wine is balancing between being dry and off-dry, so if you like a bit drier style then it is not for you. If you still want to try, think about rustic lamb dishes as your food match though.

My Organic wine ranking is 25 out of max 35 for this wine and it is a bit generous me thinks.

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