Primitivo

A selection of products made using the Primtivo grape variety

Our Primitivo wines come mostly from the Puglia area of Italy, San Marzano make our selection with this varietal.

Primitivo is a superb grape that gives a wine with high alcohol, mid to low tannins and a very dark colour. It is a superb wine to serve with food as it's juicy, plumy characters really complement different types of cuisine, especially Italian food! The Primitivo grape was often sold to the makers of Amarone as their Corvina often could not achieve high enough levels of alcohol so they added some Primitivo to help in this aspect. It has been rumoured for many years that the Bordeaux wine makers also took advantage of this varietals high alcohol and great colour by adding it to their wines!

Primitivo is known as Zinfandel in the rest of the world and whilst it takes on some of the soft peppery aspects of it's American cousin it becomes a very different wine in the heat of Puglia where it thrives and is often blended with Negroamaro or Malvasia Nera. Cantine San Marzano are masters of this varietal and utilise their cooperative of over 1000 small growers to produce outstanding wines using this grape.

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Primitivo

A selection of products made using the Primtivo grape variety

Our Primitivo wines come mostly from the Puglia area of Italy, San Marzano make our selection with this varietal.

Primitivo is a superb grape that gives a wine with high alcohol, mid to low tannins and a very dark colour. It is a superb wine to serve with food as it's juicy, plumy characters really complement different types of cuisine, especially Italian food! The Primitivo grape was often sold to the makers of Amarone as their Corvina often could not achieve high enough levels of alcohol so they added some Primitivo to help in this aspect. It has been rumoured for many years that the Bordeaux wine makers also took advantage of this varietals high alcohol and great colour by adding it to their wines!

Primitivo is known as Zinfandel in the rest of the world and whilst it takes on some of the soft peppery aspects of it's American cousin it becomes a very different wine in the heat of Puglia where it thrives and is often blended with Negroamaro or Malvasia Nera. Cantine San Marzano are masters of this varietal and utilise their cooperative of over 1000 small growers to produce outstanding wines using this grape.

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