Amanti del Vino Primitivo, Salento IGT 2017
A rich velvety wine from Puglia, the heel of Italy's boot. Full of sun drenched damson fruit, it is soft easy drinking with great character.
|Bottle Size||75 cl|
|Area||South of Italy|
|Drinking Guide||Drink Now|
|Notes||Screwcap, Vegetarian, Vegan|
Few grape varieties have been subject to the level of scrutiny of its origins than Puglia’s primitivo has. Ampelographers – botanists who identify and classify grape vines – have spent years attempting to untangle its roots, discovering first that it was one and the same as that Californian speciality, zinfandel, and, more recently, that it has its roots somewhere in the Balkans where it is known variously as tribidrag, pribidrag, crljenak and kratosija. You won’t find many wines labelled with the latter in the UK, but Italian primitivo is arguably more popular here even than Californian zinfandel, thanks to its ability to provide big flavour for relatively small prices. Such is certainly the case with Amanti del Vino, a soft, juicy burst of dark plum and prune to glug with rich pasta sauces.