Primitivo

  • A Mano Primitivo di Puglia 2022

    A Mano Primitivo di Puglia 2022

    A Mano Primitivo di Puglia 2022 is made by winemakers Mark Shannon and Elvezia Sbalchiero. The old vines, aged between 70 and 100 years, are rooted deep in the heart of Puglia, promising a wine of concentration due to their low yields. This wine’s creators hand-harvest and fermenting the grapes in open vats using natural…

  • Duca di Sasseta Primitivo IGT

    Duca di Sasseta Primitivo IGT

    This 2022 vintage wine was part of the Lidl Italian and Iberian Wine Tours tasting when it was one of my favourites. I have since purchased it and it’s as good as I remembered and I now know it also works great with (Italian) food. It has also gained a respectable 4.0 score on Vivino….

  • Produttori Primitivo di Manduria Riserva

    Produttori Primitivo di Manduria Riserva

    The 2019 vintage from the Consorzio Produttori Vini in Manduria is a testament to the rich heritage of the winery, established in 1932, a date proudly displayed on the bottle, hinting at the decades of winemaking expertise behind each bottle. This full-bodied wine, with its robust 14.5% alcohol content, is also suitable for vegans. The…

  • Pazzia Primitivo di Manduria

    Pazzia Primitivo di Manduria

    This Primitivo di Manduria has gained a reputation, not just for its 4.2 rating on Vivino but also for being among Vivino’s the top 25 Southern Italy Primitivo wines in the United Kingdom at the time of writing this review. A previous 2019 vintage was a Bronze IWC winner. Decanter’s review of previous vintages, which…

  • Passo del Cardinale Primitivo di Manduria

    Passo del Cardinale Primitivo di Manduria

    I recently had the pleasure of trying a Primitivo that has been given an award by Gambero Rosso magazine, a global authority on Italian food, wine and travel. With a rating of 4.1 on Vivino and an impressive 4.3 for its latest 2022 vintage, this wine piqued my interest. Upon tasting, I found it to…

  • La Masseria Del Borgo Primitivo Manduria

    La Masseria Del Borgo Primitivo Manduria

    This wine, 2021 vintage, originates from Puglia, Italy and tastes of ripe dark berry fruits, including blackcurrants and black cherries, culminating in a long, satisfying finish. The Primitivo grape expresses itself differently based on the region in which it’s cultivated, with noticeable variations across the key Primitivo DOC areas of Manduria, Gioia del Colle and…