What does Primitivo mean in wine?

What does Primitivo mean in wine?

early one
The name Primitivo translates roughly as “early one” (there is an obvious link here with Tempranillo, which means the same thing in Spanish), and refers to the variety’s early-ripening nature. One might be forgiven for thinking that the grape was in some way “primitive”, perhaps less refined than other grape varieties.

What does Primitivo wine taste like?

What does Primitivo wine taste like? Primitivo is a big, bold wine. It’s usually full bodied and high in alcohol, with medium levels of tannins and acidity. Its flavours are pronounced, and are often reminiscent of very ripe dark berries – like blueberry and blackberry – as well as liquorice and black pepper.

What does Primitivo wine pair with?

Primitivo pairs best with Grilled Vegetable Pasta, Pizza Rustica, Spaghetti Bolognese, Pasta Puttanesca, Eggplant Parmesan, Hamburgers and Lamb Curry. The low tannin and medium acidity, along with the easy-going nature of Primitivo, makes it food-friendly with hearty and earthy fare, including tomato-based dishes.

What is the difference between Primitivo and Primitivo di Manduria?

In addition to the standard dry wines, there is also a sweet version of the wine: Primitivo di Manduria Dolce Naturale. Primitivo, the grape variety from which these wines are made, is very traditional in this part of Italy; Manduria is Primitivo’s spiritual home (even if the variety arrived there from Croatia).

Where do zinfandels come from?

Zinfandel (also known as Primitivo) is a variety of black-skinned wine grape. The variety is grown in over 10 percent of California vineyards….Zinfandel.

Also called Crljenak Kaštelanski, Zin, ZPC (more)
Origin Croatia
Notable regions California, Apulia, Dalmatia
Hazards Bunch rot, uneven ripening

Where do the best zinfandels come from?

Who makes the best Zinfandel? There are several sub-regions in California that make great Zinfandel. Currently, the most popular are Napa Valley, Dry Creek Valley (in Sonoma), Russian River Valley (in Sonoma) and Lodi. Look for Zinfandels from high elevation areas (such as Howell Mountain or El Dorado County).

Is Primitivo wine sweet?

Dry, semi-sweet, or sweetZinfandel / Sweetness of resulting wine

Is Zinfandel a cheap wine?

Zinfandel has two key features that make it economical to grow and therefore affordable to drink: high productivity and exceptional heat tolerance.

What is the difference between Zinfandel and Old Vine Zinfandel?

The issue died on the vine. Old vines are desirable because they produce a lower quantity of fruit than those in their youth, resulting in more concentrated and flavorful grapes. Zinfandel, in particular, offers notably high yields at a younger age.

Why visit the Primitivo di Manduria?

Tasting the Primitivo di Manduria. Savoring wine is the best way to get to know it in all its facets. Tasting the wines of Luca Attanasio means knowing a new world full of aromas and emotions, born from the encounter between the centuries-old agricultural tradition of Puglia and the exceptional terroir of the vineyards of Primitivo.

Where is the winery of Luca Attanasio?

The Winery of Luca Attanasio is located in one of the most fascinating areas of the Alto Salento, between Sava and Manduria, in the province of Taranto, in the heart of the production area of Primitivo di Manduria.

What is a Primitivo?

A land that has always been dedicated to viticulture, an evocative environment full of charm where the Primitivo vineyards, cultivated mainly with sapling, extend as far as the eye can see.