The rewards and frustrations of home winemaking

Primitivo Tasting Note

Although this wine is pretty newly bottled, I couldn’t wait to give it a taste. We recently got a Vinturi wine aerator, so we’ve been tasting every wine with and without the vinturi treatment. This wine definitely benefited from the treatment. Without aearation, the primi has faint aroma of burnt rubber with roasted red fruits and light spice. More acidic and gripping on the tongue. After Vinturi-ing, burnt rubber is tamed, yeilding a more rounded fruit-forward nose with hint of cedar. Mellow flavors of currant and blackberry with spice box on the long finish. This is quite a nice wine, I’m looking forward to enjoying it all summer at cookouts!

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