Verso Rosso Salento 2013
Verso is a very full-bodied, luscious wine made with a small percent of 'appassimento', or raisined, grapes. It comes from the same terrific people who make Casa Contini. The grapes are grown on two non-contiguous crus, with about 10,000 cases total made, which is, of course, very small for Puglia. Rich and dark in color, with vibrant spice flavors, it is a hedonistic experience that captures the polished side of Negroamaro and Primitivo.
Wine SpectatorCreamy and harmonious, this shows a pretty palate of crème de cassis, melted licorice and sweet smoke, with accents of grilled herb and chocolate mousse on the finish. Drink now through 2018. 6,000 cases made.