Primitivo comes from the Latin “primativus” meaning “first to ripen” and it is one of the first grape varieties to be harvested in Italy: in Puglia, its main area, this means August. This variety arrived was officially recognized in Puglia in 1881 but had been in the region for hundreds of years and has Croatian parentage. Primitivo is a dark-skinned grape known for producing inky, opulent, full-bodied, wines with ripe blueberry/black cherry characters with hints of Mediterranean vegetation and powerful but well-rounded tannins. It is a fantastic match for red meat and strong cheeses and offers more flavour for your dollar than virtually any other wine on the market.
5 Stars & 93/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, August 2021 (2019 Vintage)
"Wonderfully ripe and upfront, this tasty red from the south of Italy offers dark plum, vanillin oak, clove and subtle game notes on the nose, leading to a flavoursome palate that’s succulent and fleshy. It’s mouthfilling and soothing with layers of rich texture and delectable fruit flavours with a delightful spicy undertone. At its best: now to 2024."