Winery: Masseria Li Veli
Grape : Primitivo
Region : Italy / Apulia / Manduria
Wine Style: Southern Italy Primitivo
Alcohol Content: 14.5%
Food Pairing: Grilled Vegetable Pasta, Pizza Rustica, Spaghetti Bolognese, Pasta Puttanesca, Eggplant Parmesan, Hamburgers and Lamb Curry. The low tannin and medium acidity, along with the easy-going nature of Primitivo, makes it food-friendly with hearty and earthy fare, including tomato-based dishes.
Description: ASKOS is the name of our project of rediscovery and selection of ancient Apulian grape varieties that are almost disappearing. Wines are produced by using exclusively these indigenous varietals, cultivated in their most suitable terroirs according the traditional method. We have chosen a Greek “Askos” (=Decanter) as a symbol of the wine making, a practice that in Apulia was started by the ancient Greeks. Ruby red in colour with bright violet shimmer. On the nose it is strongly intense, rich and elegant, with red and black berries, plums, sweet spices, brushwood and Mediterranean scrub. On the palate it is a big flavor with a sweet and fat start followed by a dense and persistent finish. Long and spiced aftertaste.