PRIMITIVO

black grape variety


SYNONYM

zinfandel (United States)


VINE

early budding

early ripening

uneven ripening, drought sensitive

prone to fungal diseases (zinfandel)

smaller berries, more resistant (primitivo)


WINE

deep colour

medium acidity

medium to high tannins

high alcohol

full body

medium to pronounced intensity

strawberry, cherry, liquorice


REGIONS

Basilicata, Italy

Puglia, Italy

North Coast California, United States

Central Coast California, United States

Southern California, United States

Inland Valleys, United States

Sierra Foothills, United States

primitivo grape variety amble wine