Luccarelli, Primitivo 2020, Puglia IGP


Estate / Producer / Brand: LUCCARELLI

Region: Manduria, Puglia, Southern Italy

Appellation: PGI Puglia (Indicazione Geografica Protetta)

Type: Still, Dry, Red Wine

Vintage: 2020

Date of Tasting: January 2023

Type of viticulture: Conventional

Grapes used: 100% Primitivo

Blend: not communicated

Winemaking details: not communicated

Aging: not communicated

Sugar level: low

Sulphites: contains sulphites


  • Colour = Ruby with a slight Garnet hue
  • Intensity = Pale


  • Intensity = Medium
  • Aromas Characteristics = Primary + Secondary
  • Aromas = Cranberry, Strawberry, Rapsberry, Vanilla, Cloves


  • Sweetness = Dry
  • Acidity =  Medium
  • Tannins = Medium
  • Alcohol = Medium
  • Body = Medium
  • Flavour Intensity = Medium
  • Flavour Characteristics = Primary + Secondary
  • Flavour details = Cranberry, Strawberry, Rapsberry, Vanilla, Cloves, Spices
  • Other = Elegant tannins, harmonious in the mouth
  • Finish = Medium


  • Overall Quality = Good
  • Bottle Aging =
    • Can be kept at around 12°C for up to 5 years
    • Will not gain complexity from aging
  • Retail Price = 12 euros for a 75cl individual bottle (France retail price, incl. taxes)
  • Value for Money = Very Good
  • Comparison with same price competition = good deal
  • Suitability for Diabetics = suitable
  • Service Temperature = around 14°C
  • Suggested Food & Wine Pairing = Grilled vegetables, Spaghetti Bolognese, Lasagne, Chicken Parmesan, Pizza Regina
  • Comments = This wine offers a great value for money with an elegant and harmonious mouth with enjoyable nuanced aromas. It has been designed to drink young. I would definitely recommend to buy it if you can find it at around 10 euros. However, it is slightly below what is expected from a Primitivo in terms of aroma intensity.
  • Final Grade = B

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Please note that although all efforts have been made to be as objective as possible, the general assessment inherently involves a degree of subjectivity based on a personal evaluation of the wine.

  • Overall Quality scale
    • Poor < Acceptable < Good < Very Good < Outstanding
  • Bottle Aging
    • Will it beneficiate from additional aging?
  • Retail Price
    • Usually the retail price for one bottle including taxes
  • Value for Money
    • Quality offered compared to the price paid
  • Comparison with same price competition
    • where does it stand compared to average competition of the same price range
  • Suitability for Diabetics
    • Evaluation of the level of final sugar for early stages diabetics
  • Comments
    • Any additional elements worth noting
  • Final Grade Scale
    • A++ = Out of the Charts Wine (Stellar, Hors Classe, Fuori Classe)
    • A+ = Outstanding Wine
    • A = Exceptional Wine
    • A- = Great Wine
    • B+ = Very Good
    • B = Good
    • B- = Noteworthy
    • C+ = Acceptable
    • C = Poor
    • F = The worst grade of this scale