Bargain Puglian Primitivo - rich and fruit driven
The Primitivo grape thrives in the heel of Italy and is the same grape as California's Zinfandel, thought to have originated in Croatia.
A wine full of brambly flavours, a touch of spice alongside fullness and weight seem to be the hallmarks of these wines. This lively example from the Salento region is a perfect match for the highly flavoured dishes of Italian cuisine. Contains Sulphites.
Tasting Note: This is a wine that perfectly expresses this varietal. Plum, blackberry and ripe cherry aromas, with a round taste and smooth tannins, which give body and pleasure. Velvety soft tannins and a full structure.
Critics: "provides big flavour for relatively small price... a soft, juicy burst of dark plum and prune to glug with rich pasta sauces."
David Williams, The Guardian, 11th November 2018
Primitivo (Zinfandel) (100%)