“Vini e Cantine d’Italia 2017” – the guide about wines and wineries of Italy – awarded a certificate of merit to Papale Linea Oro Primitivo di Manduria DOP
“Vini e Cantine d’Italia” is a guide that has been promoting for years great Italian wines and it represents an important reference point for a lot of wine lovers. This year, it mentioned the Apulian winery Varvaglione 1921 with great merit, in the 675 selected wineries. Furthermore, in the guide there is a special excellence award to Papale Linea Oro Primitivo di Manduria DOP. Such certificate is available to download below this article.
Here follows the English translation of the text present on the guide, enhancing the value of Varvaglione 1921 company and their Primitivo di Manduria DOP.
<< In the Apulian territory of Manduria, surrounded by dry stone walls, centuries-old manor farms and vineyards full of history, there is a place where the past is intertwined with the future and authentic traditional values are the soul of an old passion dedicated to excellence, that has been passed on for four generations. This is Varvaglione’s place, an oasis originating great personality wines able to tell about a unique land and making a perfect bond between the work of men and the gifts from the land. The virtuous journey of Cosimo, Maria Teresa Varvaglione and their children is a form of art made of love for the land and commitment in enhancing vine varieties, especially the local ones that are able to convey the thousand-year-old story and culture of Puglia. Careful grapes selection, cautious harvest choices, accurate check of the vinification process and constant research on improving wine-making techniques are some of the factors that have led this company to the international renown, as proved by the variety of prizes awarded at important wine competitions. Mostly, such success is the result of the meticulous work of Cosimo Varvaglione, owner and oenologist of this company, who makes wines never ordinary, different from others, ambitious, enchanting and above all appreciated by more and more loyal estimators.
– The company’s best wines include Papale Linea Oro Primitivo di Manduria DOP, that has recently been awarded the golden medal at the 2016 Sélections Mondiales des Vins Canada competition. It is a ruby red wine with a round and smooth taste reminiscent of a complex bouquet able to mix aromas of red fruit jam, spices and toasted almonds. >>