Packed with spiced plum and raspberry flavour, this rich, dark, velvety red has bagged 50 awards in the last seven vintages, while the winery has twice been voted southern Italy’s finest. With over 500 5-Star reviews, it's a customer top favourite.
"Deep red wine that feels like a warming hug – a perfect balance of oak and fruit"
Online Review For the 2014 vintage
It’s no coincidence Pillastro is one of our bestselling Italian reds – customers love all that richness, warmth and bold, ripe fruit. It comes from Puglia, in Italy’s deep south, best known for big, smoky wines made from prized local varieties Primitivo and Negroamaro. This 2016 is from Angelo Maci, a leading figure in the quality revolution of the last two decades, whose cellar Cantine Due Palme has twice been named ‘Winery of the Year’. Angelo made this wine purely from Primitivo, which produces rich, powerful reds with plenty of ripe fruit. A period of oak ageing has infused the wine’s generous plum and damson character with notes of spice and vanilla. Enjoy with hearty casseroles, pasta with a rich tomato sauce, or garlic roasted lamb.
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and fell in love with wine and the people who make it. When he borrowed a van to share their delicious wines with
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