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Primitivo Gioia del Colle '17' Polvanera 2019

Polvanera's Primitivo 17 is a full-bodied and intense red wine, powerful, warm and deep, enlivened by a balanced fruity freshness. The aromas are broad, rich and intense, with hints of ripe fruit inlaid with suggestions of many herbs. The taste is juicy, soft, warm and fruity, with a very long persistence

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Guida: Gambero Rosso
Vintage: 2019
Punteggio: 3 / 3
Citazione: Excellent Wine
Guida: Vitae AIS
Vintage: 2019
Punteggio: 4 / 4
Citazione: Wine with an excellent stylistic and organoleptic profile
Guida: Veronelli
Vintage: 2019
Punteggio: 94 / 100
Citazione: Excellent Wine
Guida: Bibenda
Vintage: 2019
Punteggio: 4 / 5
Citazione: High Level Wine

To enjoy it at its best

Serving temp.
When to open
To enjoy an artisanal wine at its best, we recommend you to let it 'breathe' at least 15-30 minutes before serving
When to drink

Wine good to drink now, but that can have a beautiful evolution after resting for a while in your cellar

Large goblet

Perfect for red wines with good structure and intensity, which need oxygenation to open up and develop their intense and complex aromas

Large goblet
Large goblet
You can easily leave it in your cellar for 4-5 years


Primitivo Gioia del Colle "17" from Puglia winery Polvanera is the ultimate expression of this ancient variety, which well expresses the generosity and warmth of the land of Puglia. From a long family tradition and a deep knowledge of the territory, wines of great personality and character are born. It is a warm, sunny and Mediterranean red wine, with a mature and harmonious face, giving a very rich and dense fruit. Soft and complex, it represents the right bottle for those who prefer great reds to be paired with main courses of important meats, such as roasts, mixed grills or game.

The red Primitivo Gioia del Colle "17" is the high-gravity wine from the Polvanera winery, which has decided to decline this extraordinary grape variety, which has been present in Puglia for centuries, into several versions. The grapes come from 70 years-old vines, grown according to the ancient "alberello" method, in the Montevella vineyard in Acquaviva delle Fonti, at an 'altitude of about 300 meters above sea level. The soils are deep, mainly composed of silt and light-colored clays. Harvesting is done manually in the first weeks of September, when the grapes are fully ripe. Fermentation takes place in steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 25 °C, using only indigenous yeasts and a 4-week maceration on the skins. The wine matures for 24 months in steel tanks and is aged for one year in the bottle.

Polvanera's Primitivo Gioia del Colle wine "17" carries its alcohol content on the label, immediately illustrating the wine's special character. In the glass it is dark, almost impenetrable purple-red in color, enlivened by bright ruby highlights. Complex and rich, it expresses intense aromas of blackberry, black currant, plum, ripe black cherry, wild berry jam, hints of herbs, licorice root, dark chocolate and oriental spices. The palate is warm and soft, with silky tannins drowned in enveloping ripe fruit, making the persuasive and harmonious sip. The finish is very persistent, long and balanced, with a closure that returns to pleasant fruity notes. This is a wine suitable for those who prefer powerful, round and concentrated reds.

Colour Purple-red with ruby reflection

Scent Very rich, with hints of ripe red fruit, berries, embellished with notes of graphite, spices and many aromatic herbs

Taste Warm, smooth, intense, rich and elegant, with round tannins, fruity freshness and a long mineral persistence


Foundation year
Hectares of vineyards
Annual production
750.000 bt
Filippo Cassano
Polvanera, Strada Vic.le Lamie Marchesana, 601 - 70023 Gioia del Colle (BA)

Perfect to drink with

  • Aged Cheese
  • Pasta Bolognese
  • Game
  • Red Meat Stew
  • Roasted and Grilled Meat



Gioia del Colle DOC

Grape varieties

Primitivo 100%


Red Wines


Puglia (Italy)

Alcohol content


Bottle size

75 cl Bottle


Acquaviva delle Fonti - Montevella


Spontaneous alcoholic fermentation and maceration for 4 weeks in steel tanks


24 months in steel tanks and at least 12 months in bottle

Production philosophy

Indigenous yeasts, Independent Winegrowners,

Additional notes

Contains sulfites
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