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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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  • Li Veli Orion Primitivo 2014 Front Label
    Li Veli Orion Primitivo 2014
    Primitivo from Puglia, Italy
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    • Masseria Surani Heracles Primitivo 2014 Front Label
      Masseria Surani Heracles Primitivo 2014
      Primitivo from Puglia, Italy
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      • La Fiera Primitivo Salento 2014 Front Label
        La Fiera Primitivo Salento 2014
        Primitivo from Veneto, Italy
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        • Castello Monaci Piluna Primitivo 2014 Front Label
          Castello Monaci Piluna Primitivo 2014
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          • Chiaromonte Ele Primitivo 2014 Front Label
            Chiaromonte Ele Primitivo 2014
            Primitivo from Puglia, Italy
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            • Botromagno Primitivo 2014 Front Label
              Botromagno Primitivo 2014
              Primitivo from Italy
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              • Leone de Castris Primitivo di Manduria Villa Santera 2014 Front Label
                Leone de Castris Primitivo di Manduria Villa Santera 2014
                Primitivo from Puglia, Italy
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                • Boeger Primitivo 2014 Front Label
                  Boeger Primitivo 2014
                  Primitivo from El Dorado, Sierra Foothills, California
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                  • Hendry Block 24 Primitivo 2014 Front Label
                    Hendry Block 24 Primitivo 2014
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                  • Cantele Primitivo 2014 Front Label
                    Cantele Primitivo 2014
                    Primitivo from Italy
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                    • Layer Cake Primitivo aka Zinfandel 2014 Front Label
                      Layer Cake Primitivo aka Zinfandel 2014
                      Primitivo from Puglia, Italy
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                      • Andis Primitivo 2014 Front Label
                        Andis Primitivo 2014
                        Primitivo from Amador, Sierra Foothills, California
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                        • Collier Falls Hillside Estate Primitivo 2014 Front Label
                          Collier Falls Hillside Estate Primitivo 2014
                          Primitivo from Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California
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                        • Jeff Runquist R Primitivo 2014 Front Label
                          Jeff Runquist R Primitivo 2014
                          Primitivo from Amador, Sierra Foothills, California
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                          • Tormaresca Torcicoda Primitivo 2014 Front Label
                            Tormaresca Torcicoda Primitivo 2014
                            Primitivo from Italy
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                          • Pinnacoli Primitivo 2014 Front Label
                            Pinnacoli Primitivo 2014
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                            • K Vintners CasaSmith Porcospino Primitivo 2014  Front Label
                              K Vintners CasaSmith Porcospino Primitivo 2014
                              Primitivo from Wahluke Slope, Columbia Valley, Washington
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                              • Feudi di Guagnano Salento Terramare Primitivo 2014 Front Label
                                Feudi di Guagnano Salento Terramare Primitivo 2014
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                                • Camas Cove Cellars Primitivo Pirate Red 2014 Front Label
                                  Camas Cove Cellars Primitivo Pirate Red 2014
                                  Primitivo from Wahluke Slope, Columbia Valley, Washington
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                                  • Handley \Vittorio Vineyard Primitivo 2014  Front Label
                                    Handley \Vittorio Vineyard Primitivo 2014
                                    Primitivo from Redwood Valley, Mendocino, California
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                                    • Cantine Due Palme Salento Don Cosimo Primitivo 2014 Front Label
                                      Cantine Due Palme Salento Don Cosimo Primitivo 2014
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                                      • Witch Creek Winery Heringer Vineyards Primitivo 2014 Front Label
                                        Witch Creek Winery Heringer Vineyards Primitivo 2014
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                                        • Cantina Sampietrana Salento Tacco Barocco Primitivo 2014 Front Label
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                                          • Rinforzo Salento Primitivo 2014  Front Label
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                                            • Pasqua Salento Lapaccio Primitivo 2014  Front Label
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