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The red grape Californian winemakers like to call their own. It is in fact Primitivo (from the southern Italian region of Puglia), and can occasionally be almost identical to its Italian twin. Good Zinfandel should be dark (forget that pink stuff you see in supermarkets), richly flavoured with layers of blackberry and bramble fruit, chocolate and spice, with a curiously sweet twist on the finish. The original red version is still very popular and the best examples are highly sought after. Sadly it is the popularity of the pink version that dictates the enormous amount of acreage devoted to its plantings. Changes made over generations of wine producers have however, left the Primitivo grape entirely unique. The grapes are grown on very steep hills, which are dotted with caves, and the variation in temperature between the day and night is quite dramatic. The name does not derive from it being ‘primitive’, but from the fact it is ‘primaticcio’ i.e. one of the first grapes to harvest each year. It was originally used as a blending wine with lighter varieties from the north but now stands up on its own as a wine of exceptional standard.

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Rosé Wine
OFFER - Burlesque White Zinfandel ROSE 2018
USA :: California :: Lodi
Zinfandel/Primitivo
Ready to drink

NOW £6.99!
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Strawberry ice cream on the nose supported by a bright, fruit packed strawberry jam palate. Selected from old vine vineyards in the Lodi region of central California.

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75.0CL
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Rosé Wine
Another Story WHITE ZINFANDEL Rose 2018
USA :: California
Zinfandel/Primitivo
Ready to drink

A major crowd pleaser from the Sunshine State! Luscious strawberry ice cream on the nose supported by a bright, berry fruited palate and an off-dry finish. Hugely juicy!

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75.0CL
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Red Wine
OFFER - Wente BEYER RANCH ZINFANDEL 2016
USA :: California :: Livermore Valley
Zinfandel/Primitivo
Body: e - Full
Drink now, but will keep

NOW £13.59!
Was £16.99
Sourced from three estate vineyards in the Livermore valley which are planted on sloping benchs to produce luscious wines with deep richness. Each vineyard is picked ripe to accentuate the deep jammy fruit flavours, yet the alcohol remains balanced. Aromas and flavors of raspberry, blackberry, spice and black pepper. With a firm tannic backbone and ripe chewy finish.

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75.0CL
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Red Wine
McManis Family Vineyards ZINFANDEL 2017
USA
Zinfandel/Primitivo
Body: c - Medium

The McManis Family Vineyards Zinfandel has a bright hue and is deep purple in colour. The scent of Black Raspberry and Strawberry proliferate in the nose. Background notes of caramelised sugar and vanilla are also present. Rich, soft and creamy, in the mouth, the fruit sensation promised by the nose is delivered upon in the mouth. Berry flavours and hints of vanilla linger long after the wine is swallowed.

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75.0CL
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Red Wine
Ridge LYTTON SPRINGS 2014
USA :: California :: Santa Cruz Mountains
Carignan (Mazuelo) (Samso), Petite Sirah, Zinfandel/Primitivo
Body: e - Full
Drink now, but will keep

This elegant, full-bodied wine, with its firm tannins and intense, complex fruit, is among the finest of recent vintages. Enjoyable now, it will develop further over the next ten years.

Shop Price: £54.00
75.0CL
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