2019 Mocavero Primitivo del Salento 'Mocavero' Magnum

28.95 23.93
Type of Wine Red
Country Italy
Region Puglia
Appellation Primitivo del Salento
Winery Mocavero
Year 2019
Grape Primitivo
Content (Alc) 1.5 ltr (14%)
Drink window 2021 - 2026
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This beautiful deep red, almost black cherry red, colored Primitivo del Salento igt 'Mocavero' is, as the name suggests, made from 100% Primitivo grapes. In recent years, Primitivo has become one of the grapes of the Italian south, especially on the Adriatic side, in the Apulia region (also called Puglia). The Primitivo in this case comes from the provinces of Lecce, Brindisi and Taranto. The grapes here have a tasteful and intense character, without becoming bland, they know how to keep their acidity and minerality. But fermentation and upbringing are also very important for this. As the wine easily becomes too firm, it is essential that it is brought into contact with the air during fermentation to soften the tannins. After maceration, the must is separated from the marc and fermentation takes place in stainless steel vats. The grapes have a very intense character, partly due to the age of the vines, which averages 35 years. Part of the wine is further refined by aging in barriques for four to five months, after which this part is mixed with the wine that has been in stainless steel. In the mixture, the accent remains on the fruit, with refinement and nice tannins.

This wine has character! On the nose, delicious fruit aromas predominate in this wine (cherries, plums, berries), but also currants, herbs, a hint of licorice and vanilla enhance the character of this wine. On the palate the taste of berries and black cherries, firm yet ripe tannins. The wine is wonderfully sultry, powerful and peppery with an intense fruit bouquet.

This Primitivo combines very nicely with roasted meat, game & poultry and aged cheeses. This wine comes in a 1.5 liter magnum bottle, so even better.

Vineyard for 2019 Mocavero Primitivo del Salento 'Mocavero' Magnum

Mocavero winery in Apulia / Puglia (Italy)

The winery Mocavero is located in the Apulia region, or as the region is called in Italian: the Puglia. This elongated region, which is the heel of the Italian boot, is, together with the Veneto and Sicily, Italy's largest producer of wine. In the past, many blends came from here, which were often used in other parts of Italy, but also abroad, to strengthen their own wines. In recent years, Apulia has increasingly focused on the production of quality wine and quantity is no longer the first priority. The fact of Apulia as 'the wine cellar of Italy' is therefore obsolete. Due to its favorable location, the predominantly hilly landscape and the good soil qualities, which vary from calcareous and clay-containing to sandy, excellent wines can be made in Apulia.


The roots of Wijnhuis Mocavero lie in the tradition of making regional wine. In addition, this great winery is also with one leg in modern times. This combination guarantees carefully made, traditional wines with a modern touch. The company was founded in 1950 by Tommaso Congedo. He built it up over the years along with his nephew (nephew), Pietro Mocavero. He was responsible for the renewal of the vineyards and the adaptation of the cellar to modern technology. Pietro Mocavero has two sons, Francesco and Marco, who have gradually taken over his work since 1987. Francesco is in charge of the company, his brother Marco is responsible for the wine production. This means that the third generation of the family is currently responsible for the ins and outs of this family business in Monteroni di Lecce, in the heart of the Salerno region. A beautiful series of wines is made, which combines the tradition of the region with modern wine culture. The red wines and rosé are dominated by the classic, well-known grapes of the region: Negroamaro, Montepulciano, Malvasia Nera and Primitivo. A conscious and important choice for the authenticity of the great wines and grapes of this region. White is made here from the contemporary French Chardonnay.

The Mocavero brothers have dedicated themselves to continuously improving the quality of the wines. The grapes come from mostly older vineyards and are picked when they are perfectly ripe. The wines are without exception beautifully powerful and intense in character, but the fruit is also emphatically present. Beautiful, deeply colored wines, true calling cards of the new Puglia.

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More Information
Type of Wine Red
Country Italy
Region Puglia
Appellation Primitivo del Salento
Winery Mocavero
Grape Primitivo
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Year 2019
Drinking as of 2021
Drinking till 2026
Alcohol % 14
Alcohol free/low No
Content 1.5 ltr
Oak aging No
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Screw cap
Tasting Profiles Earthy, Dark fruit, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Spicy, Tannines, Full
Drink moments Barbecue, Met vrienden, Open haard
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