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A. Mano Puglia Primitivo 2000

Primitivo from Italy
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Winemaker Notes

This fruit-packed, food-friendly red called A Mano (hand-made), entirely hand-crafted from indigenous Primitivo grapes (the original source of Zinfandel, by the way...), expresses the region's quality potential, and the reasons for Mark's Apulian connection.

What you get can only be characterful duo of Primitivo Puglia IGT reds with fruit you can chew on, supple body, fresh acidity: "just the kind of wine the consumer wants to drink, and drink again."

Critical Acclaim

WE 88
Wine Enthusiast

ST 87
International Wine Cellar

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A. Mano

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A. Mano, , Italy
A. Mano
"How does an American end up in Apulia (and why does he stay?)", asks Mark Shannon as he begins to tell his story. Meeting this brilliant wine-maker from California, you are struck by professional and personality alike: Mark's drive, enthusiasm, creativity and expertise are hard to come by in a single individual! Needless to say, the impact of his sensational Apulian red reflects the impact of the man.

Called AMano ("hand-made"), and entirely hand-crafted... View More

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