This wine is a bit of an enigma; it features both ripe and slightly jammy red fruits, on the nose and palate. Though a little sweet, there is a persistent acidity that keeps it fresh. Palate features hints of earth and tar on the finish.
(From 2011 Vintage) The 2011 Layer Cake Primitivo comes right at you with huge inky black fruit, spice and white pepper; layered and rich in the mouth with jammy black cherries, truffles, espresso and dense, creamy texture. Always in the background are hints of the old sea beds that are the Puglia terroir. This is by far the most versatile wine in the Layer Cake lineup; the big power makes it work with all kinds of meats and roasts, the soft textures and sweet ripe fruit make it one of the few red wines that works amazingly well with spicy foods. Salute!