About Primitivo Red Wine

About Primitivo Red Wine
Primitivo is synonymous with Zinfandel, they are closely related grapes from the same Croatian ancestor known as Crljenak. Primitivo is the Italian version of Crljenak and Zinfandel is the American. Like Zinfandel, it produces lush fruity red wines with soft tannins and higher alcohol.

Top Picks for Primitivo

Varvaglione 2015 Papale Primitivo di Manduria DOP
95 points
$24.99
Black violet color. Aromas of blackberry pie, chocolate bicuit, and chai latte with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium-full body and a polished, charming, medium-length date cake, toffee, and toast finish with moderate oak flavor. A rich and chocolatey primitivo with sultry dark fruit and kisses of sweetness.
95 points $24.99
Papale 2014  Primitivo di Manduria
85 points
$24.99
Ruby color. Aromas of chocolate-cherry, vanilla-latte, and plum tart with a velvety, bright, off-dry light-to-medium body and a hot, medium-length blueberry compote, pie crust, caramel, and raspberry sauce finish with moderate oak flavor. Confected sweetness and heat liven up the palate.
85 points $24.99
12 e Mezzo 2016  Primitivo del Salento IGP
84 points
$14.99
Dusty garnet color. Aromas and flavors of ripe raspberries and blackberries, chocolate cake, and tropical fruit with a slightly chewy, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a seamless, cheery finish. A effortless Primitivo for pizza.
84 points $14.99
12 e Mezzo 2015  Primitivo del Salento IGP
84 points
$14.99
Black ruby color. Fruity aromas and flavors of blackberry jam, marzipan, toasted coconut, and licorice with a velvety, bright, off-dry medium body and a medium-length finish with accents of honeysuckle. A fruity, velvety wine with kisses of vanilla and sugar.
84 points $14.99