Tempo al Vino Lianto Primitivo 2018
Tempo al Vino is a small offshoot of Schola Sarmenti in Salento, Puglia, whose wines are crafted by young winemaker Sylvia Formigli. The vineyards are just a short distance from the sea, farmed organically and maintained under the old Apulian training system called Albarello, which has been used since ancient times. The native varieties of the region, such as Primitivo, are made to a very high standard and a fresher and fruitier style than you might expect from southern Italy.
This is spicy, well-structured and intense with an aftertaste redolent of the fruits and herbs of the Mediterranean.