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Wine review: Lirica Primitivo di Manduria 2007, Italy


The blessed Mediterranean warmth of southern Italy is palpable in this full-bodied red, with its ripe and even slightly overripe flavours, attractively balanced by woody spice and acidity. It's like cherry jam and raisins dusted with pepper, served on a charred cedar plank.

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Beppi Crosariol writes about wine and spirits in the Globe Life and Style sections.He has been The Globe's wine and spirits columnist for more than 10 years. In the late 1990s, he also wrote a food trends column called The Biting Edge.Beppi used to cover business law for ROB and previously edited the paper's weekly technology section. More


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