Primitivo is the primary varietal produced in the Puglia region of Italy. It is widely believed to be a genetic cousin of California?s Zinfandel, and both trace their origins to the rare Croatian varietal Crljenak.
Appellation: Puglia IGT region of Italy
Puglia forms the ?heel? of the Italian boot and produces the nation's largest volumes of wine and olive oil. Traditionally a source for blending wines, today?s winemakers are putting an increased focus on quality, producing truly elegant, sophisticated wines.
Appearance: Dark, ruby red wine with violet highlights
Aroma: Intense and fragrant bouquet with submissive earthy aromas
Texture: Rich variety of sensations with balanced acidity Flavor: Very generous, juicy ripe berry flavor
Pairing: Best served with rustic Italian dishes or grilled meats
Tasting Notes: Deeply colored, rich, and concentrated with flavors of zesty cherry, clove, wild blackberry, raspberry and spice.
Awards: Silver Medal - Los Angeles international Wine Competition, 2010 Silver Medal - Winemakers Challenge, 2010