A dark, ruby-red color with violet highlights. Intense and fragrant bouquet with a rich jammy dark fruits and soft tannins.
Originating from Croatia, Primitivo was then grown in Italy for thousands of years. DNA testing has now confirmed that Primitivo is the exact same grape as Zinfandel, made popular by Californian wineries. Primitivo translates roughly as ‘early one’, the Primitivo name is thought to be a reference to the variety’s early ripening nature, although it is also possible that it was named in reference to the uneven way Primitivo berries ripen; it is not unusual to see plump, fully ripened berries clustered alongside hard, green ‘grapeshot’.