Bright aromas of cherry jam, plum, geranium, blood orange rind and crushed stone carry the nose. The sleek, light-bodied palate offers crunchy red fruit lifted by juicy acidity, making this a superfresh and enjoyable wine. The tannins ride in the background, lending support to the fruit and mineral flavors.
89 points, Alexander Peartree, Wine Enthusiast (Nov 2019)
The provenance of this Primitivo fruit, San Pietro Vernotico, represents the essence of Puglia: a whitewashed hill town overlooking an olive-studded coast, meeting the azure Adriatic in the distance. And the Tormaresca 2017 Primitivo Nèprica is a very direct interpretation of the grape. Raw, chewy dark fruit and blueberry notes provide lots of primary intensity as they mingle with light spice and bitter almond. It's a very clean, bright and easy expression that sees no wood, just eight months in stainless steel before it meets the bottle. It is a perfect companion to a moussaka. Some 200,000 bottles were released.
88 points, Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (Mar 2020)
Ripe blackberry and peach fruit is accented by savory hints of espresso and graphite in this fresh and approachable, medium-bodied red. Drink now. 5,000 cases imported.
87 points, Alison Napjus, Wine Spectator (Oct 2020)