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12 e Mezzo

12 e Mezzo
2016 Puglia IGP

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork Vegetables

Category: Primitivo

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12.5%
Organically Grown Grapes
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$14.99
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12 e Mezzo
2016 Puglia IGP

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork Vegetables

Category: Primitivo

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12.5%
Dusty garnet color. Inviting, complex aromas and flavors of chestnut honeycomb, crispy bacon bits, sliced tomato, and berry-apricot relish with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, captivating, medium-long finish manifesting shades of flan, peppered pomegranate relish, and rosehip with a suggestion of oak flavor. A supple and savory primitivo that will triumph at the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Fruity, Savory, Rich & Full & Old World
Aroma Aroma: chestnut honeycomb, crispy bacon bits, sliced tomato, and berry-apricot relish
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with shades of flan, peppered pomegranate relish, and rosehip
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now Enjoy with food
Recipes Pairing: Deep Dish Sausage Pizza, Duck Lasagna, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A supple and savory primitivo that will triumph at the table.

The Importer

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Primitivo

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
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.