Forza, Bravado, Nocturnal, Bourbon Barrel Zinfandel Cabernet, and Three Moons Cabernet Sauvignon. Over the past five years, Winexpert has forged quite a legacy with their annual Eclipse series limited release. Just Fine Wine is excited to announce this year’s premium short-run offering – Fiero – the first one appearing under the new Winexpert Private Reserve banner.
Primitivo is a versatile varietal delivering a range of wine styles, from brash and high in alcohol to elegant and crisp. The Salento style tends to fall in the middle, playing on the fruity nature of the grape and favouring a slightly softer body, striking a flawless balance of ripe fruit, spice, acidity and structure.
Winexpert Private Reserve Fiero is restricted in quantities and available only while supplies last. Ready to bottle in 8-9 weeks and producing approximately 23L of finished wine (roughly thirty 750ml bottles), this surefire winner is priced at $225 (On-Premise) or $170 (Kit-Only). Contact Just Fine Wine to get yours today.
Winexpert Private Reserve Fiero – Salento, Italy
|THE REGION: Salento is the heel of Italy, a sun-kissed peninsula at the southern tip of the Puglia wine growing region. It boasts a picturesque coastline, deep blue seas and a rural landscape full of olive groves and vineyards spotted with ancient villages. Grown here for centuries, Primitivo is a flagship grape and a source of pride. The name “Fiero” means “proud” in Italian. The hot and dry climate is tempered by cool breezes from the surrounding seas making for excellent growing conditions.
THE WINE: A lush Primitivo loaded with flavours of dark berries, cherry and plum, with accents of warm baking spice and dried fruit character. Juicy ripe fruit is perfectly balanced with racy acidity and fine-grained tannins for a smooth rounded finish.
FOOD PAIRING: Pair with dishes typical to the region such as Eggplant Parmesan or a rustic style pizza with sausage and onions. A perfect companion for barbeque, bold cheeses, and grilled vegetables.
SWEETNESS: Dry BODY: Medium-Full OAK: Medium ALCOHOL: 14%*
PRICE: $225 On-Premise | $170.00 Take-Home
*Alcohol level based on following Winexpert winemaking instructions.