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.