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Li Veli Orion, Primitivo Salento 2005

February 12, 2008

~ $10US, 100% Primitivo, Salento Italy Deep purple/red. Old-world vs. New World nose. Great tension between floral, meaty, and straw aromas and stewed berries and jam.  Juicy and full-bodied in the mouth, with mild tannins and a touch of acidic lift. Another great value from this producer – not as refined and complex as the Passamante, but a little easier to chill out with. This would be great with a simple grilled steak w/ rosemary or prosciutto dishes.  Probably not one for the cellar, but who knows… 

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  1. Paul Trower permalink
    April 14, 2010 12:45 pm

    My wife and I had it at the Pasta Tree on the Eastside of Milwaukee and really enjoy it. I had a Lakefront Brewery Dark but had several sips of hers and they blended well.

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