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Antonio Ferrari Solaria Jonica 1959 500ml
Antonio Ferrari Solaria Jonica 1959 500ml


 
Price: $159.00
ID: 43
Vintage 1959
Producer: Ferrari, Antonio
Varietal(s): Primitivo
Color: Red

Availability: PRE-ORDER
Product Code: DES133
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Description Sub Region Producer Notes
 
The product of the hottest summer on record in Puglia, the skills of Piemonte-born Antonio Ferrari, and sheer luck, the ’59 Jonica lands somewhere between a Recioto and a Port, but it’s far more complex and surprising. Notes of plums, berries and cherries dance with chocolate, earth, tobacco, black walnuts, caramel, spice and licorice in this dizzyingly layered wine. Though the Jonica has about six decades of age, it remains remarkably vibrant and nervy, hanging its myriad flavors on a sturdy tannic spine and energizing its thick palate with bright acidity. Rich, luscious, concentrated and warm, this wine needs to be tasted to be believed and sipped slowly to be appreciated. A mono-varietal Primitivo grown on old vines, this wine matured in botti for a decade and refined in concrete for an additional 35 years before being bottled.
Additional Info
  • Color: Red
  • Style: Still
  • Type: Sweet/Dessert
  • Variety/Blend: Primitivo
  • Breakdown of Varieties: Primitivo


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