Falstaff awards Tenute Rubino’s Primitivo wines

Visellio XV Harvest, Palombara and Punta Aquila achieve high scores, confirming Primitivo’s value as the prince of grapes in Apulian winemaking.

The international critics bestow extremely respectable scores for Tenute Rubino’s wines, confirming once again that the quality and oenological identity achieved by the Brindisi-based winery has reached beyond Italian borders. It certainly can’t go unnoticed the judgement expressed by FalstaffWeinguideamong the most followed specialist wine and gastronomy publications in Austria, Germany and Switzerland – on the three labels of choice: Visellio XV Harvest, Palombara and Punta Aquila 2019. The different interpretations of Primitivo in the Brindisi and the DOC of Manduria areas have found the ideal conditions to best express themselves.

Visellio XV Harvest achieved the highest score. 94 points confirm the expressive attributes of an elegant wine- produced from over 30 year old vines- and with a very interesting potential for bottle ageing. The magazine’s review highlights the sensory qualities, defining the nose as “very intense and captivating, with clear notes of black truffle and aromas of elderflower”, and a rich palate with “robust tannins and well structured”. A signature wine, child of a specific development project at Tenute Rubino’s Uggìo Estate in the Brindisi hinterland.

An intriguing result for Palombara 2019, in its first vintage achieving an excellent 93 points. An innovative wine, a high quality product from a selective harvest completed solely by hand, chosen bunch by bunch over a total of 24 hectares in Lizzano, in the heart of the Tarantine Ionian arch. An interesting product (36,000 bottles in the first vintage) characterised by an enjoyable freshness and fruity wholeness, perfectly structured with broad tannins and full body.

Punta Aquila 2019 also stands out with 92 points, produced by Tenute Rubino in the estate of the same name, in fifteen hectares of vineyards south of Brindisi. The wine is an intense ruby red colour, judged by Falstaff to be ‘round and balanced, with subtle and polished tannins and a soft and long finish’.

“The German market represents a strong point of reference for us – underlines Romina Leopardi Communication and Marketing manager for Tenute Rubino – where we have decided to consistently invest, consolidating our standing to the maximum. Being able to achieve such high scores for three Primitivo wines, all above 90 points, is another confirmation of an awareness and an appreciation towards our most representative wines”.