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Primitivo is a dark-skinned grape known for producing inky, tannic wines, particularly Primitivo di Manduria and its naturally sweet Dolce Naturale variant. A classic Primitivo wine is high in both alcohol and tannins, intensely flavored and deeply colored. In Manduria, the fortified liquoroso variants often reach an ABV of 18%, which is dulled to 14% in the table wines. A certain bitterness is often found in Primitivo which, combined with its mouth-puckering tannins, means that it needs a few years in either bottle or barrel.

Synonyms include: Zinfandel, Crljenak Kastelanski, Pribidrag, Tribidrag, Kratosija.

Food matches for Primitivo include:

  • Puglian spit-roasted lamb
  • Beetroot curry (thel-dala)
  • Wine-stewed lentils with smoked bacon
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Apollonio Elfo Primitivo Salento

R 395.00

Apollonio Elfo Primitivo Salento is well-defined and elegant on the nose with black cherry, pepper and dried flowers. Medium-light body with ripe tannins, round, balanced and intense with warm mineral...

Fantini Edizione Cinque Autoctoni

R 820.00

Fantini Edizione Cinque Autoctoni is intense and persistent on the nose with mineral notes of cherry, blackcurrant, herbs, cinnamon, cloves, cocoa and liquorice. On the palate, great structure, good balance...

Masseria San Magno Primitivo

R 300.00

Masseria San Magno Primitivo is made from 100% Primitivo. Red-purple with great density and a bouquet of ripe jam and tobacco. The palate features red fruit, ripe plums and dark...

Tagaro Zinfandel Mastro Zin

R 280.00

Tagaro Zinfandel Mastro Zin has prune, toasty oak, chocolate, and honey on the nose. On the palate, full-bodied and fruity with flavours of dried fruit, chocolate and spice, fine tannins,...

Vigneti Del Salento Primitivo di Manduria Leggenda

R 1,025.00

Vigneti Del Salento Primitivo di Manduria Leggenda has a rich bouquet of cherries and blackberries soaked in minty, slightly spicy tobacco. Spicy and mellow to the palate with notes of...