Poggio Anima 'Lilith' Primitivo Salento 2017

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Gourmet Traveller Wine
SKU
PAPR201712 UCAU
$21.99 Per item
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750ml (Bottle)
$21.99 Per item
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"According to Jewish folklore, Lilith was the first wife of Adam. She was banished from the Garden of Eden when she refused to make herself subservient to Adam’s sexual requests. When she was cast out of the Garden, she was made into a demon, and Adam was given a second wife, Eve, who was fashioned from his rib to ensure her obedience to her man. Where Adam was created from dust, Lilith was created from filth and sediment. Primitivo refuses to be submissive to the oenology that it is the same grape as its close relative Zinfandel. Many subscribe to this idea, though they are both mutations of Crljenak, a Croatian varietal. Primitivo always brings plenty of flesh and ripeness to the table with a solid spine of certainty and structure." - Riccardo Campinoti, Winemaker.
"According to Jewish folklore, Lilith was the first wife of Adam. She was banished from the Garden of Eden when she refused to make herself subservient to Adam’s sexual requests. When she was cast out of the Garden, she was made into a demon, and Adam was given a second wife, Eve, who was fashioned from his rib to ensure her obedience to her man. Where Adam was created from dust, Lilith was created from filth and sediment. Primitivo refuses to be submissive to the oenology that it is the same grape as its close relative Zinfandel. Many subscribe to this idea, though they are both mutations of Crljenak, a Croatian varietal. Primitivo always brings plenty of flesh and ripeness to the table with a solid spine of certainty and structure." - Riccardo Campinoti, Winemaker.

Scores & Reviews

93 / 100

Gourmet Traveller Wine

a beautiful bouquet of sour red cherry, with hints of cherry blossom, jasmine tea and fennel. Fresh and vibrant showing a juicy core of bright morello cherry framed by perfectly ripe tannins. Supple and smooth, with beautiful balance and poise.” I thought the dried herbs lingering on the finish had a Campari-like bitterness, but the rich flavour and soft tannins were beguiling.