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  • Very deep ruby red with violet reflections.
  • Fruity, spicy and intense bouquet, with notes of plums, cherries, rosemary and vanilla.
  • Full, mellow, well balanced wine showing immediate appeal.

Tasting Notes

Colour Ruby-Red
Nose Tobacco, mature plum, espresso and toast aromas lead the nose.
Palate The round, full-bodied palate offers dried black cherry, mature blackberry, licorice, black pepper and toasted oak alongside velvety tannins.
Food Pairing Red meat and game, hard cheeses.
Cellaring 1-3 Years
Notes When Neil and Maria Emspon arrived in Italy in 1970 they were struck by the stellar quality of local wines, compared to the cheap bulk wines then exported to the world. A life of selecting and exporting, primarily to America, top Italian wines made them strong connections across the country. In 2007 they were joined in southern Puglia by Daughter Tara (their first syllables all together making Ma-Ta-Ne) in a venture with expert locals Filippo Baccalaro and Valentino Sciotti. With a view to the massive export channels open to them, Matane wines invested their huge resources in sourcing and producing extremely high-quality yet accessible and inexpensive wines reflective of this gorgeous Meditteranean terroir
Variety Primitivo
Body Medium - Full Bodied
Oak Type French Oak
Vintage 2013
Region Puglia
Country Italy
Sustainability None
Alcohol 13.5%
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle)
Closure Stelvin
Il Matane
Wine Spectator
This is medium-bodied and expressive, with ground coffee, vanilla and rich smoke notes layered with ripe dried strawberry and cherry flavors. Offers a well-spiced, chewy finish. Drink now through 2020. 3,330 cases made.-A.N.
James Halliday


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