Primitivo grapes ripen very early, which explains its name. Interestingly, just 20 days after the harvest, Primitivo vines produce new grapes, traditionally called "second harvest"; these younger bunches are used by the winemaker to increase the freshness and acidity of these bold wines, given as a result a perfectly well-balanced red wine

Grapes for this wine s are sourced from Taranto, southeast Puglia

Vines, 40 years-old traditional puglian bush vine

 The grapes are destemmed and fermented at a controlled temperature of 25 °C for 8-10days. A maceration on the skins follows, during 15-18 days, to improve the delicate extraction of tannin sand flavors. The wines then spends 3 months in American oak barrels and 6 months in stainless-steel tanks

Deep ruby color; pronounced bouquet of black berries, mainly cassis and black currant, with notes of licorice and coconut; full-bodied and balanced, with velvety tannins and a perfect acidity; lingering finish of forest fruits and spices jam.

If you like Cali Zinfandel then Primitivo is for you. Made from the same grapes, Primitivo is what the Italian call it!