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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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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
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