Morella is based in the Puglia wine region of Italy. The production is around 18 hl per hectare, which creates an absolute concentration of primary material, of highest quality which is the first and most important factor for any great wine. They use small open fermenters, hand plunging and a basket press to handle the grapes in the least aggressive manner, while allowing the maximum transfer of the grape characters to the wine.
The 2020 Negroamaro Primitivo is quite pretty, as crushed violets give way to ripe blackberries and hints of smoke. This is soft and enveloping, contrasted by zesty acids and sour citrus-tinged black fruits. A twang of salted licorice and savory herbs lingers through the medium-long and nicely sculpted finale.