“P” grape entries


A varietal found throughout the southern extremes of Italy, especially in Apulia, the heel of Italy's boot. Primitivo is known for producing hardy and full wines that are heavy with flavor and alcohol and sometimes sugar from the raisiny character of the grapes. There has been many DNA tests that have confirmed Primitivo's relation to Zinfandel, as they are both clones of the Croatian Crljenak varietal, but they are not the same. When grown next to each other in the vineyard they produce differing leaves, shoots and wines. They are close enough, however, that the U.S. Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agency is considering allowing Italian Primitivo to be sold in the U.S. as Zinfandel. Primitivo is known for rustic wines full of spice, black fruits and character.

Grape Color


Wines (10)

L'Astore Masseria Puglia L'Astore Masseria Jèma 2011 Puglia Red
Sessantanni Old Vines Primitivo di Manduria 2004 Primitivo di Manduria Red
Farnese Primitivo 2005 Puglia Red
Farnese Primitivo 2005 Falerio Red
Fatalone Gioia del Colle 2004 Certified Organic Gioia del Colle Red
Amano Primitivo Puglia IGT 2003 Puglia Red
Farnese 2005, Puglia Puglia Red
Carparelli Primitivo del Tarantino IGT 2002 Primitivo del Tarantino Red
Sfida Rosso Puglia 2003 Puglia Red
Sabatucci Primitivo del Tarantino 2000 Primitivo del Tarantino Red