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2015 Cacc'e Mmitte di Lucera "Agramante" (Petrilli, Paolo)

Paolo Petrilli, Cacc'e Mmitte di Lucera "Agramante", Daunia, Puglia, Italy 2015

{Organic} Nero di Troia, Sangiovese, Montepulciano, Bombino


It's hard to dispute that stony soil makes great wine; it's no wonder that Paolo Petrilli is able to elevate the humble, rustic, and rough Nero di Troia grape to these heights. Not to give all the credit to the earth; Paolo adds a splash of Sangiovese and Montepulciano to soften and round out the wine. Black cherry and pomegranate, a bit of plum, a little white pepper, a dab of wet clay, and a few fallen leaves. “When we started this was a simple, cheap product. I decided to aim for something greater.” Bloody good shot, signore.

Serving Suggestion: Stromboli, filled to bursting w/ mozzarella, provolone piccante, mixed bell peppers, mushrooms, red onions, garlic, & black olives. Or skip the veggies, & layer in finocchiona, Serrano ham, & coppa.


4 in stock

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2017 Cacc'e Mmitte di Lucera "Motta del Lupo" (Petrilli, Paolo)

Paolo Petrilli, Cacc'e Mmitte di Lucera "Motta del Lupo", Daunia, Puglia, Italy 2017

{Organic} Nero di Troia, Sangiovese, Montepulciano, Bombino


Around Lucera, in Italy's Puglian peninsula, there was a communal press, with the understanding that when you pressed your grapes, you would take (cacce) your juice and must at the end of the day, so the next farmer could pour his grapes in (mmitte). And now there's a wine region named after this practice, because why not? It's tradition. Paolo Petrilli's red, based on the local Nero di Troia grape, is earthy, spicy, and tannic, well-balanced with acid, with subtle dark fruit and floral notes. He also grows and jars tomatoes, and grows wheat that he turns into pasta. Because why not? It's tradition.

Serving suggestion: Pizza w/ cherry tomatoes, burrata, olive oil, and whole basil leaves. Penne tossed w/ olive oil, sauteed garlic, broccoli rabe, and caciocavallo cheese.


11 in stock

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