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          • Tormaresca Torcicoda Primitivo 2019  Front Label
            Tormaresca Torcicoda Primitivo 2019
            Primitivo from Italy
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          • Cantine San Marzano Il Pumo Primitivo 2020  Front Label
            Cantine San Marzano Il Pumo Primitivo 2020
            Primitivo from Puglia, Italy
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          • Cantine San Marzano Sessantanni Primitivo Di Manduria 2017  Front Label
            Cantine San Marzano Sessantanni Primitivo Di Manduria 2017
            Primitivo from Puglia, Italy
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            • Layer Cake Primitivo aka Zinfandel 2020  Front Label
              Layer Cake Primitivo aka Zinfandel 2020
              Primitivo from Italy
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              • Li Veli Orion Primitivo 2021  Front Label
                Li Veli Orion Primitivo 2021
                Primitivo from Puglia, Italy
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                • Botromagno Primitivo 2020  Front Label
                  Botromagno Primitivo 2020
                  Primitivo from Puglia, Italy
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                  • Cantele Primitivo 2019  Front Label
                    Cantele Primitivo 2019
                    Primitivo from Italy
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                    • Cantine San Marzano Anniversario 62 Primitivo di Manduria Riserva 2018  Front Label
                      Cantine San Marzano Anniversario 62 Primitivo di Manduria Riserva 2018
                      Primitivo from Puglia, Italy
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                      • Matane Primitivo Puglia 2020  Front Label
                        Matane Primitivo Puglia 2020
                        Primitivo from Italy
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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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