• "Se" Primitivo Salento IGT 2017

      “Se” Primitivo Salento IGT 2017

      Se is a pure Primitivo, comes from slightly younger vines than the Es and is the youthfully fresh, but no less elegant counterpart to the Es. Se has a very aromatic scent of cherry, strawberry and maple blossom. Modern style on the palate, juicy texture, all components fascinatingly coordinated, long and lively. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2016 vintage received the following awards:

      • Wine Spectator :91 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Primitivo
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 6 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 15,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2028+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      15132617 ·  0,75 l · 50,53 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      37,90 €
    • "Jo" Negroamaro Salento IGT 2015

      “Jo” Negroamaro Salento IGT 2015

      Very deep ruby, dense and exuberant in the nose aromas of plum liqueur, ripe red cherry, milk chocolate, tobacco and a hint of cinnamon. On the palate lush and soft, like velvet and silk, ends with noble, sweet tannins and great length. Quite astonishing splendour. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Sparkling, intense ruby, dense rim. Intense nose with a lot of raspberry fruit, some rose petals, fine lemon notes in the background, coriander seeds. On the palate full and gripping, enormous, dense tannin, builds up like a mountain, dominates the wine, in the aftertaste again beautiful juicy fruit, no soloist, needs accompaniment." Falstaff

      • Falstaff:93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Negroamaro
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 9 months 50/50 new/used barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2028+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      15132115 · 0,75 l · 61,20 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shipping< 24 units available

      45,90 €
    • "Es" Primitivo Salento IGT 2017

      “Es” Primitivo Salento IGT 2017

      A wonderfully intense bouquet with spicy notes of black currant, chocolate and tobacco. Compact on the palate, excellently structured and very well balanced with perceptible acidity and pleasant tannins. Long and very fruity. A seducer with a lot of elegance. Our whole respect for this great wine from Apulia! SUPERIORE.DE

      "Wonderful aromas of crushed fruit, such as blackberries and blueberries. Hints of new wood. Full-bodied, sweet and very rich. Some might liken it to late-harvest Zin from California. Fascinating. Drink now." James Suckling

      • Slow Wine:Great Wine
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Primitivo
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 12 months 50/50 new/used barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 16,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2032
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      15132217 · 0,75 l · 65,20 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      48,90 €
    • "Jo" Negroamaro Salento IGT 2017

      “Jo” Negroamaro Salento IGT 2017

      Very deep ruby, dense and exuberant in the nose aromas of plum liqueur, ripe red cherry, milk chocolate, tobacco and a hint of cinnamon. On the palate lush and soft, like velvet and silk, ends with noble, sweet tannins and great length. Quite astonishing splendour. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2015 vintage received the following awards:

      • Falstaff:93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Negroamaro
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 9 months 50/50 new/used barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2032
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      15132117 · 0,75 l · 65,20 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      48,90 €
    • "Jo" Negroamaro Salento IGT 2014 <br>MAGNUM in OWC

      “Jo” Negroamaro Salento IGT 2014 · MAGNUM in OWC

      Very deep ruby, dense and exuberant in the nose aromas of plum liqueur, ripe red cherry, milk chocolate, tobacco and a hint of cinnamon. On the palate it is opulent and soft, like velvet and silk, ending with noble, sweet tannins and great length. Quite astonishing splendour. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Doctor Wine:92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Negroamaro
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 9 months 50/50 new/used barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2028+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      15132414 · 1,5 l · 79,93 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shipping3 units available

      119,90 €
    • "Jo" Negroamaro Salento IGT 2017 <br>MAGNUM in OWC

      “Jo” Negroamaro Salento IGT 2017 · MAGNUM in OWC

      Very deep ruby, dense and exuberant in the nose aromas of plum liqueur, ripe red cherry, milk chocolate, tobacco and a hint of cinnamon. On the palate lush and soft, like velvet and silk, ends with noble, sweet tannins and great length. Quite astonishing splendour. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2015 vintage received the following awards:

      • Falstaff:93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Negroamaro
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 9 months 50/50 new/used barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2034
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      15132417 · 1,5 l · 86,60 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shipping5 units available

      129,90 €
    • "Es" Primitivo Salento IGT 2017 <br>MAGNUM in OWC

      “Es” Primitivo Salento IGT 2017 · MAGNUM in OWC

      A wonderfully intense bouquet with spicy notes of black currant, chocolate and tobacco. Compact on the palate, excellently structured and very well balanced with perceptible acidity and pleasant tannins. Long and very fruity. A seducer with a lot of elegance. Our whole respect for this great wine from Apulia! SUPERIORE.DE

      "Wonderful aromas of crushed fruit, such as blackberries and blueberries. Hints of new wood. Full-bodied, sweet and very rich. Some might liken it to late-harvest Zin from California. Fascinating. Drink now." James Suckling

      • Slow Wine:Great Wine
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Primitivo
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 12 months 50/50 new/used barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 16,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2034
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      15132317 · 1,5 l · 86,60 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shipping9 units available

      129,90 €
    • "Es" Primitivo Salento IGT 2017 <br>6 Bottles in OWC

      “Es” Primitivo Salento IGT 2017 · 6 Bottles in OWC

      A wonderfully intense bouquet with spicy notes of black currant, chocolate and tobacco. Compact on the palate, excellently structured and very well balanced with perceptible acidity and pleasant tannins. Long and very fruity. A seducer with a lot of elegance. Our whole respect for this great wine from Apulia! SUPERIORE.DE

      "Wonderful aromas of crushed fruit, such as blackberries and blueberries. Hints of new wood. Full-bodied, sweet and very rich. Some might liken it to late-harvest Zin from California. Fascinating. Drink now." James Suckling

      • Slow Wine:Great Wine
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Primitivo
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 12 months 50/50 new/used barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 16,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2032
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
      read more
      stored air-conditioned

      15132817 · 4,5 l · 67,42 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shipping3 units available

      303,40 €
    • "Jo" Negroamaro Salento IGT 2017 <br>6 Bottles in OWC

      “Jo” Negroamaro Salento IGT 2017 · 6 Bottles in OWC

      Very deep ruby, dense and exuberant in the nose aromas of plum liqueur, ripe red cherry, milk chocolate, tobacco and a hint of cinnamon. On the palate lush and soft, like velvet and silk, ends with noble, sweet tannins and great length. Quite astonishing splendour. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2015 vintage received the following awards:

      • Falstaff:93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Negroamaro
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 9 months 50/50 new/used barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2032
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
      read more
      stored air-conditioned

      15132717 · 4,5 l · 67,42 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shipping6 units available

      303,40 €
    About the winemakers
    Gianfranco Fino
    Puglia
    Gianfranco Fino

    Gianfranco Fino describes himself as a farmer. As an expert in olive oil, he discovered in the typical red and calcareous soil of the Manduria in southern Apulia, not far from the coast, a tiny parcel of only 1.2 hectares with old vines of Primitivo in Alberello education and decided to try it also once with viticulture. Gradually, the winegrower, who worked with great passion, and his wife Simona saved twelve small vineyards between Manduria and Sava from being cleared. More than half over 50 years old and planted with old Primitivo vines. In the Salento region, Gianfranco Fino has a small vineyard with equally old Negroamaro vines cultivated in the Alberello system. In recent years, there have also been just under ten hectares of young vineyards, which are harvested and vinified separately. Crop yields are deliberately kept very low for quality reasons.

    Most of the vines of the oldest vineyards were planted in the first half of the last century. So at a time when mechanisation in the vineyard was not yet an issue. The vines do not stand there in rank and file, but are rather randomly arranged with their 70 centimeters high and branched gnarled branches. For this reason, all work on Gianfranco Fino's near-natural cultivated areas is carried out manually. Machines could hardly be used in the narrow and irregular lanes.

    As an agronomist and oenologist, the ambitious owner of the estate produces two top-quality wines, Primitivo and Negroamaro, each of which expresses its unique terroir, the wines named "E flat" and "yo" - which attracted national and international attention and received the highest awards. Especially the yeast fermented with indigenous wild yeasts "E flat" it is thanks to Gianfranco Fino that the whole Manduria region became famous in Italy and even worldwide. In recent years, this exceptional wine has often led the wine lists of the renowned critics' guild. Gianfranco Fino has been named by the leading Italian wine guide of the Gambero Rosso"Winegrower of the year 2010" excellent.

    "yo" is short for the Ionian Sea, where this Negroamaro from Salento thrives. For both cult objects carefully vinified in the cellar and limited in their production quantity, the grapes are harvested slightly overripe. The wines ferment in stainless steel tanks and then mature for nine or twelve months in barriques. They are dense and powerful, but also elegant, with fine structure and are characterized by freshness and drinking canimo. The 2013 vintage was the first year in which the "sea" as well as "E flat" a pure Primitivo, however from younger vineyards, but no less great. In homeopathic doses there will also be a red sweet wine, a speciality whose grapes may dry on the vine, and a Spumante Metodo Classico. You can be curious about both - but you have to be patient, because they will probably not be available for two or three years.

    "Fino calls his Primitivo Es. According to Sigmund Freud, wine stands for the basic instinct, the instinctive joie de vivre and uninhibited enjoyment. [...] A wonderful impression of what Puglia can be."Falstaff

    Facts

    • Year of foundation: 2004
    • Owners: Gianfranco Fino and Simona Natale
    • Oenologist: Gianfranco Fino
    • Annual production: approx. 23,000 bottles
    • Vineyard: approx. 21 hectares
    • Natural cultivation