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Responsible for inky, brambly, and ripe fruit driven red wines, Primitivo bears more than a passing resemblance to Zinfandel—and there’s a very good reason for this. The two varieties are actually one and the same and have a Croatian origin. Primitivo was brought to Italy from Croatia in the late 1800s and became an important variety in the hot, dry, southern region of Puglia. Here it was named from the Latin word, primativus, meaning "first to ripen."

Tasting Notes for Primitivo

Primitivo is a dry, red wine. The flavors of Primitivo are, naturally, very similar to those of Zinfandel, but often it is somewhat leaner, and more structured and earthy. Typical characteristics include ripe berry fruit, plum, black pepper, fresh earth and sweet baking spice.

Perfect Food Pairings for Primitivo

Primitivo pairs best with full-flavored, hearty meat dishes like roasted lamb, beef brisket, hamburgers, meatballs with Moroccan seasonings, beef fajitas or anything barbecued.

Sommelier Secrets for Primitivo

The link between Primitivo and Zinfandel is quite a recent discovery. While there was some speculation that they were related, it wasn't until 1994 when grape geneticists at UC Davis identified them as identical. The grape goes by the name of Tribidrag in Croatia and is a parent of the modern Croatian variety, Plavac Mali.

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  • Feudi di San Gregorio Primitivo 2009 Front Label
    Feudi di San Gregorio Primitivo 2009
    Primitivo from Italy
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    • Cantele Primitivo 2009 Front Label
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      • Castello Monaci Piluna Primitivo 2009 Front Label
        Castello Monaci Piluna Primitivo 2009
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        • Uvaggio Primitivo 2009 Front Label
          Uvaggio Primitivo 2009
          Primitivo from California
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        • Leone de Castris Primitivo di Manduria Villa Santera 2009 Front Label
          Leone de Castris Primitivo di Manduria Villa Santera 2009
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        • Tormaresca Torcicoda Primitivo 2009 Front Label
          Tormaresca Torcicoda Primitivo 2009
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        • A. Mano Puglia Primitivo 2009 Front Label
          A. Mano Puglia Primitivo 2009
          Primitivo from Italy
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          • Atascadero Creek Winery Primitivo 2009 Front Label
            Atascadero Creek Winery Primitivo 2009
            Primitivo from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
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            • Cantine Due Palme Salento Ettamiano Primitivo 2009 Front Label
              Cantine Due Palme Salento Ettamiano Primitivo 2009
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              • Il Papavero Puglia Primitivo 2009 Front Label
                Il Papavero Puglia Primitivo 2009
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                • Cana's Feast Winery Primitivo 2009 Front Label
                  Cana's Feast Winery Primitivo 2009
                  Primitivo from Columbia Valley, Washington
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                  • Racemi Primitivo del Tarantino Pervini I Monilli 2009 Front Label
                    Racemi Primitivo del Tarantino Pervini I Monilli 2009
                    Primitivo from Puglia, Italy
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                    • Cantine Paolo Leo Fiore di Vigna Primitivo 2009 Front Label
                      Cantine Paolo Leo Fiore di Vigna Primitivo 2009
                      Primitivo from Puglia, Italy
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                      • August Ridge Primitivo 2009 Front Label
                        August Ridge Primitivo 2009
                        Primitivo from Paso Robles, Central Coast, California
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                        • Cantine Teanum Otre Primitivo 2009 Front Label
                          Cantine Teanum Otre Primitivo 2009
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                          • Bella Piazza Primitivo 2009
                            Primitivo from Shenandoah Valley, Sierra Foothills, California
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                            • Conti Zecca Salento Primitivo Rosso 2009 Front Label
                              Conti Zecca Salento Primitivo Rosso 2009
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                              • L'Uvaggio di Giacomo Primitivo 2009 Front Label
                                L'Uvaggio di Giacomo Primitivo 2009
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                                • Torre Quarto Tarabuso Primitivo 2009 Front Label
                                  Torre Quarto Tarabuso Primitivo 2009
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                                  • Poderi Anglelini Primitivo di Manduria 2009 Front Label
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                                    • Cantine Menhir Salento Salento Quota 29 Primitivo 2009 Front Label
                                      Cantine Menhir Salento Salento Quota 29 Primitivo 2009
                                      Primitivo from Puglia, Italy
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                                      • Cantine Cristiano Guttarolo Lamie delle Vigne Primitivo 2009 Front Label
                                        Cantine Cristiano Guttarolo Lamie delle Vigne Primitivo 2009
                                        Primitivo from Puglia, Italy
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                                        • Torrevento Azienda Vinicola Primitivo di Manduria Ghenos 2009 Front Label
                                          Torrevento Azienda Vinicola Primitivo di Manduria Ghenos 2009
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                                          • Sobon Estate Rezerve Primitivo 2009  Front Label
                                            Sobon Estate Rezerve Primitivo 2009
                                            Primitivo from Amador, Sierra Foothills, California
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                                            • D-Cubed Cellars Primitivo 2009 Front Label
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                                              Primitivo from Napa Valley, California
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