Having picked up in excess of 50 awards, Pillastro Primitivo has been a big hit with customers and critics alike. This is the Rolls-Royce version of Angelo Maci’s outstanding Puglian red, offering even more intense, silken black fruit and spice.
"Fantastic wine. This wine was absolutely delicious! Rich and bold"
Online Review For the 2015 vintage
Puglia offers “undreamed-of character and potential” (Hugh Johnson) and “reds that give you a lot of wine for your money” (Decanter), yet even in this context Pillastro Selezione d’Oro stands out. Angelo Maci spares no expense in crafting it, and consequently among our customers he has won admirers by the thousand. There are three keys to this wine’s success. The winery itself, the Cantine Due Palme, has been Winery of the Year for three years in succession – evidence that its standards are top notch. The grapes, from 50 year old vines, are simply the best for miles around. And finally, the wine was aged in French oak to create dense, full flavours of immense complexity. Decant an hour before serving with a casserole or a rich pasta dish.
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