Santa Armosa Wins New York International Wine Competition

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Santa Armosa Awarded Italian Wine Importer of the Year. Morella 2008 Primitivo Malbec, a stunning red from Apulia, Italy, is awarded a Gold medal.

Behind Morella stands Lisa Gilbee, an enologist from Roseworthy, South Australia, that practiced in Tuscany. By 2001 she found herself in Apulia, the ‘heel’ of the Italian boot.

Lisa has been trying to capture the uniqueness of the Primitivo old bush vine, through modern and sophisticated winemaking, working basically by hand and in an environmental-conscious lifestyle. One of her best achievement so far is Primitivo Malbec, a rare blend of grapes from 40 years old vineyards, that reproduces a classic bouquet that is very similar to a “Bordeaux”.

Morella is available in the U.S. market, thanks to Santa Armosa LLC, a NJ-based wine importer and distributor. "We established Santa Armosa in 2009 envisioning to bring the undiscovered products of Apulia and the South of Italy", co-founder Gal Keren said. "Our products are treasures that embodies a rich cultural history that goes hand in hand with beautiful landscapes, largely unexplored by those abroads".

The New York International Wine Competition (NYIWC) welcomed over 800 submissions from the United States and countries from all over the world. The NYIWC is the only major international wine competition to be judged solely by trade buyers. Each wine is judged by its category and retail price.

For more information, please contact Gal Keren, gal.keren(at)santaarmosa(dot)com or 866-709-7289, or visit our website

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