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        • Tormaresca Torcicoda Primitivo 2013 Front Label
          Tormaresca Torcicoda Primitivo 2013
          Primitivo from Italy
          • RP90
          3.9 22 Ratings
          Out of Stock (was $22.99)
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        • Botromagno Primitivo 2005 Front Label
          Botromagno Primitivo 2005
          Primitivo from Italy
          • RP90
          0.0 0 Ratings
          Out of Stock (was $17.99)
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        • Layer Cake Primitivo aka Zinfandel 2008 Front Label
          Layer Cake Primitivo aka Zinfandel 2008
          Primitivo from Italy
          • RP89
          0.0 0 Ratings
          Out of Stock (was $16.99)
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        • Hendry Block 24 Primitivo 2014 Front Label
          Hendry Block 24 Primitivo 2014
          Primitivo from Napa Valley, California
          • RP90
          0.0 0 Ratings
          Out of Stock (was $33.99)
        • Castello Monaci Piluna Primitivo 2006 Front Label
          Castello Monaci Piluna Primitivo 2006
          Primitivo from Italy
          • RP90
          3.6 5 Ratings
          Out of Stock (was $16.79)
        • Varvaglione Vigne & Vini srl Primitivo di Manduria Papale Linea Oro 2016  Front Label
          Varvaglione Primitivo di Manduria Papale Linea Oro 2016
          Primitivo from Puglia, Italy
          • RP90
          • JS90
          4.1 5 Ratings
          Out of Stock (was $23.99)
        • Cantele Primitivo 2008 Front Label
          Cantele Primitivo 2008
          Primitivo from Italy
          • RP87
          0.0 0 Ratings
          Out of Stock (was $12.99)
          Try the 2019 Vintage 16 99
        • A. Mano Puglia Primitivo 2006 Front Label
          A. Mano Puglia Primitivo 2006
          Primitivo from Italy
          • RP88
          3.9 10 Ratings
          Out of Stock (was $10.29)
        • Cantele Primitivo 2005 Front Label
          Cantele Primitivo 2005
          Primitivo from Italy
          • RP89
          • W&S88
          0.0 0 Ratings
          Out of Stock (was $12.79)
          Try the 2019 Vintage 16 99
        • Castello Monaci Piluna Primitivo 2008 Front Label
          Castello Monaci Piluna Primitivo 2008
          Primitivo from Italy
          • RP87
          0.0 0 Ratings
          Out of Stock (was $12.99)
        • Castello Monaci Artas Primitivo 2016 Front Label
          Castello Monaci Artas Primitivo 2016
          Primitivo from Puglia, Italy
          • RP90
          4.0 8 Ratings
          Out of Stock (was $41.99)
        • Collier Falls Hillside Estate Primitivo 2014 Front Label
          Collier Falls Hillside Estate Primitivo 2014
          Primitivo from Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California
          • RP93
          • WS90
          0.0 0 Ratings
          Out of Stock (was $44.99)
        • Leone de Castris Primitivo di Manduria Villa Santera 2009 Front Label
          Leone de Castris Primitivo di Manduria Villa Santera 2009
          Primitivo from Italy
          • RP90
          0.0 0 Ratings
          Out of Stock (was $18.99)
        • A. Mano Puglia Primitivo 2001 Front Label
          A. Mano Puglia Primitivo 2001
          Primitivo from Italy
          • RP89
          0.0 0 Ratings
          Out of Stock (was $12.99)
        • Castello Monaci Artas Primitivo 2013 Front Label
          Castello Monaci Artas Primitivo 2013
          Primitivo from Puglia, Italy
          • RP91
          • WS90
          0.0 0 Ratings
          Out of Stock (was $34.99)
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        Learn about Primitivo — taste profile, popular regions and more …

        Responsible for inky, brambly, and ripe fruit driven red wines, Primitivo bears more than a passing resemblance to Zinfandel—and there’s a very good reason for this. The two varieties are actually one and the same and have a Croatian origin. Primitivo was brought to Italy from Croatia in the late 1800s and became an important variety in the hot, dry, southern region of Puglia. Here it was named from the Latin word, primativus, meaning "first to ripen."

        Tasting Notes for Primitivo

        Primitivo is a dry, red wine. The flavors of Primitivo are, naturally, very similar to those of Zinfandel, but often it is somewhat leaner, and more structured and earthy. Typical characteristics include ripe berry fruit, plum, black pepper, fresh earth and sweet baking spice.

        Perfect Food Pairings for Primitivo

        Primitivo pairs best with full-flavored, hearty meat dishes like roasted lamb, beef brisket, hamburgers, meatballs with Moroccan seasonings, beef fajitas or anything barbecued.

        Sommelier Secrets for Primitivo

        The link between Primitivo and Zinfandel is quite a recent discovery. While there was some speculation that they were related, it wasn't until 1994 when grape geneticists at UC Davis identified them as identical. The grape goes by the name of Tribidrag in Croatia and is a parent of the modern Croatian variety, Plavac Mali.

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