97 POINTS: Luca Maroni
GOLD MEDAL: Berlin Wine Trophy
The Ripa di Sotto 'Rosso Cuvée' is another non-vintage wine from the talented crew at ProVinco who have made delicious, mature and complex non-vintage (or more correctly, multi-vintage) reds their party trick. This example is a deep, dark and intense Primitivo with all the body, black fruit and bramble character you would expect from this traditional Puglian variety. Concentrated and round it has fabulous cocoa and vanilla notes behind the classic fruit notes of black plum and blackberries.