January 9, 2016 § 1 Comment
Primitivo is one of those wines on the market that I think over delivers for the price simply because most people aren’t familiar with what Primitivo is.
Certainly not a household name Primitivo is the European cousin to Zinfandel and offers many of the same juicy, jammy, rich flavours found in California Zinfandel.
Primitivo comes to us from Puglia in Italy (the heel of Italian boot) and gets its name because it is an early ripening grape. The story goes that the first clippings to be planted in Italy were part of the dowry of a Croatian Princess that married a Puglian Prince.
Yes Primitivo wines offer great value and are deserving of your exploration, and you could start with $20 – $30 wines but like every great exploration you don’t reach the summit until you walk the approaches. In other words start with relatively inexpensive wines to see if you like what you taste. The Farnese is one that I would recommend for this task and isn’t a wallet waster.
Price ~ $11.49
Score ~ 8.1/10 Over Delivers
The aromas of this wine betray it’s juicy palate. Brimming with blueberry, blackberry and hints of pastry. The palate is all about flavour and has a soft, easygoing finish. You could call this wine hedonistic and you wouldn’t be wrong.
Food Pairings – Burgers, Turkey, BBQ
Store Section – Italy
Availability – Available in both government and private sector stores.
Let me know what you think.
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