Conte Di Campiano Primitivo di Manduria 2015

Matt stumbled across Conte di Campiano during his visit to Prowein last year and found the wonderfully complex and full-bodied wines. This Primitivo is a well-structured wine, deserving of a solid protein match. As a variety it is genetically similar to zinfandel, and is beautifully structured, with blue fruits plums, oregano, liquorice, cherries and spice. The length is excellent and it opens up over 5-6 hours, so consider decanting or taking your time with it.

Wine Specs

Wine Specs

RegionApulia, Italy
WineryConte Di Campiano
WinemakerConte Di Compiano
Alcohol %14.5
Size750 mL
BlingNone yet but we like it!

Allow us to prattle on a little more about this...

Conte is located in a small town on a hilltop in the north – east of Verona with origins in late 1950’s. The winery sources fruit from a large number of different regions and produces a stack of different wines, too many to mention here. We decided to start by importing just one, from one of the rarest varieties – Susumaniello. We’ve now added a Primitivo di Manduria and a Squinzano Riserva (100% Negroamaro). Both are excellent, age-worthy wines.

Customer Reviews

This wine is literally huge.

Ahhhhh Italy. What can you say about Italy they just add more of what makes it good to everything.
I mean you think you have had some amazing tomatoes, then you try Italian tomatoes and your mind is blown.
Think you have had good Lemons, then you go to Sicily or the Amalfi Coast and try their lemons and it is as if you did not even know what citrus fruit was.
You can say the same about this wine from Puglia in Italy. Puglia is effectively the Six-inch stilettoed heel of Italy and boy oh boy does this wine show it.
It just oozes sex appeal, whilst it moves gracefully around your tongue, eminently contorting its complex and shapely body dazzling you with leg kicks like the Folies Bergere.
This wine has all the brute force and power of its Zinfandel cousin with the grace and balance of a tight ropewalker, but its tightness soon gives way to a complex roller coaster of a wine looping through spice, herbs, dark broody red fruits and jaw droopingly long tannins.
Even the bottle is bigger and weighs more than your average Australian Bottle. This wine is literally huge.

Neil Viney, 7/09/2018
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