Primitivo Grape Variety
Primitivo is a red wine grape variety and one of Southern Italy's most widely planted varieties. It's origins date back to the 18th century and to the Dalmatian Coast, from where it was brought to Puglia.
Recent research has revealed that its kin have also been shipped to California from Croatia where it has been renamed as Zinfandel. Both varieties show a propensity towards high sugar/alcohol content and wild berry fruit characters. The Primitivo grape is now focused around Puglia and Campania in southern Italy.