Story of the Wine:
The Primitivo grape, the same variety as the Californian Zinfandel, originates from Croatia where it is called Tribidrag. The Croatian name comes from the Greek meaning early ripening and, neatly, the name Primitivo comes from the Latin word with the same meaning. The grape’s natural home is in Puglia, particularly in the southern part of the region, the Salento peninsula, which, it is generally acknowledged, produces the best wines. In particular the area centred on the town of Manduria in the heal of Italy. Angelo Rocca is a traditional business established over 100 years ago at the end of the 19th century. In the 1960s they were amongst the first in the region to have their own bottling line.
Grape(s): 100% Primitivo
Area: From vineyards around the town of Manduria in the Salento peninsular of Puglia
Primitivo or Zinfandel as it is called in the US is a grape of ancient origin, but producing some of Italy’s biggest most intense wines from Puglia in Italy’s heal. A good intense nose with a fruit cake touch followed by a palate of breadth and texture and a good long finish.
- £24.00 FedEx International, 2-4 days