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Browse by Grape - Zinfandel/Primitivo

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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Red Wine
Trulli PRIMITIVO (Red Label) 2019
Italy :: Puglia :: Salento
Zinfandel/Primitivo
Body: d - Medium to Full
Ready to drink

Intense ruby-red in colour, it displays aromas of black cherries, prunes, spice and white pepper. The mouth feel is full-bodied, velvety and elegant, with soft yet firm tannins and a long, lingering finish. Ideal with pizza, pasta with rich meat sauces. Excellent also with lamb and mature cheeses.

Shop Price: £9.99
75.0CL
Only 11 left
Red Wine
Zensa PRIMITIVO 2019
Italy :: Puglia
Zinfandel/Primitivo
Body: d - Medium to Full
Ready to drink

Intense ruby-red colour, with a complex bouquet, reminiscent of cherries, dried berries and toasted almonds. In the mouth it is full-bodied yet smooth and elegant with a silky texture. The finish is long and lingering, with a burst of spiced cherries and bright fruit and earthiness at the end.

Shop Price: £11.99
75.0CL
Only 3 left
Red Wine
Masseria Borgo dei Trulli PRIMITIVO 2018
Italy :: Puglia :: Salento
Zinfandel/Primitivo
Body: e - Full
Ready to drink

This Primitivo displays aromas of dried fruit, exotic spices, white pepper and chocolate. The mouth feel is round and intense with layers upon layers of soft elegant tannins, vanilla, prunes, coffee and underbrush. The finish is elegant and persistent and extremely well balanced. Served with game, meat dishes and hard cheeses.

Shop Price: £15.99
75.0CL
In Stock
Red Wine
Vigneti Del Salento 'Zolla' PRIMITIVO di MANDURIA 2018
Italy :: Puglia
Zinfandel/Primitivo
Body: e - Full
Drink now, but will keep

Ruby red in colour with violet hues this wine has a complex nose of ripe red fruits. The palate is dry yet soft withthe right amount of tannins and good length.

Shop Price: £19.99
75.0CL
Only 7 left
Red Wine
McManis Family Vineyards ZINFANDEL 2017
USA :: California
Zinfandel/Primitivo
Body: d - Medium to Full
Ready to drink

McManis Family Vineyards Zinfandel is a dark purple wine, loaded with notes of ripe red currant, strawberry, caramelized sugar, and toasty oak. The savory red fruit on the palate leads to soft, supple tannins and a smooth finish.

Shop Price: £13.99
75.0CL
In Stock
Red Wine
Wente BEYER RANCH ZINFANDEL 2016
USA :: California :: Livermore Valley
Zinfandel/Primitivo
Body: e - Full
Drink now, but will keep

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.

Shop Price: £16.99
75.0CL
In Stock
Red Wine
Easton ZINFANDEL Amador County 2013
USA :: California
Zinfandel/Primitivo
Body: e - Full
Ready to drink

With opulent ripe fruit flavours and plenty of tannin and acidity to back them, this is a complete, balanced and appetising wine. It smells like blackberry with smoky, meaty accents, tastes rich and full of berries, and feels firm and tangy on the palate.

Shop Price: £26.99
75.0CL
Out of stock
Red Wine
Ridge LYTTON SPRINGS 1/2 2016
USA :: California :: Sonoma
Carignan (Mazuelo) (Samso), Mourvedre, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel/Primitivo
Body: e - Full
Drink now, but will keep

NOTE: THIS IS A HALF BOTTLE (37.5cl)
Complex aromas of vanilla, raspberry and black pepper. Full bodied with firm acidity, focused blackberry fruit and an elegant lingering finish

Shop Price: £33.99
37.5CL
In Stock
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
In Stock
Red Wine
Ridge LYTTON SPRINGS 2016
USA :: California :: Sonoma
Carignan (Mazuelo) (Samso), Mourvedre, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel/Primitivo
Body: e - Full
Drink now, but will keep

Complex aromas of vanilla, raspberry and black pepper. Full bodied with firm acidity, focused blackberry fruit and an elegant lingering finish.

Shop Price: £54.99
75.0CL
In Stock
Red Wine
Ridge GEYSERVILLE 2016
USA :: California :: Sonoma
Alicante Bouschet, Carignan (Mazuelo) (Samso), Petite Sirah, Zinfandel/Primitivo
Body: e - Full
Drink now, but will keep

Saturated ruby in colour. Plum and black cherry fruit aromas, mint, and gravelly earth. Ripe bramble fruit on entry, balanced acidity, and elegant tannins. Long finish

Shop Price: £54.99
75.0CL
In Stock