Marianna Annio and her husband Raffaele founded Agricole Pietraventosa in the southeasternmost provice of Puglia, in 2009. Today they produce roughly 12,000 bottles of organically grown wine from a 13 acre estate. The vineyards lie about 1,250 above sea level, in the Gioia del Colle DOC, and are surrounded by olive groves and holm oaks. The soil consists of a very thin layer of red, iron-rich calcareous soil full of stones that cover a limestone plateau. Marianna never rushes her wine to market, but rather prefers to allow each bottling the time necessary to mature and express the full potential of the Primitive grape. Her 2015 recently released “Allegoria” is a medium bodied, lightly spicy stunner with juicy notes of black cherry, plum and brambly underbrush. Enjoy with braised meats and roasted Mediterranean veggies.