Tenuta Albrizzi Cabernet Sauvignon Primitivo 2018

Smooth, fruit-packed ‘Super Tuscan’ reds (blends of international grapes like Cabernet with Tuscan stars like Sangiovese) are some of northern Italy’s most renowned, expensive wines. Here’s a deliciously powerful southern challenger to the style, from Angelo Maci, Vinitaly’s 2014 Winemaker of the Year.

Angelo’s Tenuta Albrizzi counts Vinitaly’s coveted Grand Gold medal among its many accolades (and it’s quite a prestigious one at that – it’s only given to 17 out of 3,000 entries). Thanks to Italy’s excellent 2015 vintage, the new release is every bit as delicious – and sure to be a winner at your table too.

For this ‘Super Puglian’ gem, Angelo pairs his Cabernet with Primitivo, Puglia’s signature red. Known as the ‘Godfather’ of southern Italian grapes for its deep, dark character, it adds layers of sun-baked cherry and blackberry to the rich, chocolatey Cabernet. All the grapes grow on Angelo’s prized ancient vines – low-yielding heirlooms that contribute layers of concentrated flavor to his wines.

The force behind our wildly popular Pillastro Primitivo, Angelo is a BIG name in Puglia, the deep southern region that’s emerged as a top spot for flavor- and value-packed reds – called “sensational bargains with real soul” by top critic Robert Parker. If you’ve yet to try the wines from this exciting spot, this red will make a terrific introduction.

Country

Italy

Varietal

Red Blend

Region

Puglia and South

Alcohol

13.5%

Volume

750mL

Vintage

2018