Zensa, pronounced ‘Sensa’, by Italian definition means ‘without.’ They focus on using organic grapes from Trapani (Sicily) and Puglia, producing wines from Primitivo (Zinfandel to some), Nero d’Avola, and Fiano.
For their Puglian Primitivo (also known, perhaps more famously, as Zinfandel) the grapes are left uncrushed prior to fermentation in order to get maximum colour extraction, with 30% of the total Puglian wine aged in French and American barriques for a toasty, earthy finish. Intense ruby-red colour, with a complex bouquet, reminiscent of cherries, dried berries and toasted almonds. In the mouth it is full-bodied yet smooth and elegant with a silky texture. The finish is long and lingering, with a burst of spiced cherries and bright fruit and earthiness at the end.
Tasting Note: Long and lingering, with a burst of spiced cherries and bright fruit and earthiness at the end.