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Varvaglione

Varvaglione
2017 Papale, Primitivo di Manduria

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Primitivo

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 14.5%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$25.99

Varvaglione
2017 Papale, Primitivo di Manduria

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Primitivo

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 14.5%
Black garnet color. Aromas of spice cabinet, tobacco, dried olives, and banana with a slightly chewy, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, quick melon rind and carob finish with no oak flavor. A simple everyday red with ripe and chewy style.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: spice cabinet, tobacco, dried olives, and banana
Taste Flavor: melon rind and carob
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A simple everyday red with ripe and chewy style.

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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.