• "Cantalupi" Primitivo del Salento IGT 2018

      “Cantalupi” Primitivo del Salento IGT 2018

      Appealing the Cantalupi, here as a pure Primitivo. The rich scent of red fruits, tobacco and pepper is followed by a fresh, harmonious taste. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Vibrant ruby red. Opens with notes of violets and roses, laurel, myrtle, thyme and small pickled cherries. The taste is juicy, fresh and spicy with long fruity notes and dense, well integrated tannins. From 20-year-old vines." Bibenda

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Luca Maroni:91 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Primitivo
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: Stainless steel
      • Development: Stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 32,70 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,07 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 6,00 g/l
      • Sulfite: 118 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,70
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      15092718 · 0,75 l · 9,03 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping5 units available

      6,77 €
    • "Doncosimo" Primitivo del Salento IGP 2018

      “Doncosimo” Primitivo del Salento IGP 2018

      Excellent primitivo of ruby red color, the slightly spicy bouquet is characterized by red berries. The harmonious taste is earthy, velvety and of a certain elegance with light tannins and a soft final. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Aromas of tilled earth, menthol and spice tickle the nose, with ripe red plum at the core. The palate is sleek in feel, with juicy, crunchy berry and plum flavors that show good intensity. The acidity is persistent and lively, and the fruit lingers nicely on the finish." Wine Enthusiast

      • Bibenda:
      • Wine Enthusiast:88 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Primitivo
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: barrique
      • Development: Barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 33,00 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,10 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 9,50 g/l
      • Sulfite: 149 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,65
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021
      • Food Recommendations: roast, game, mature cheese
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      15042118 · 0,75 l · 9,61 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      7,21 €
    • "SanGaetano" Primitivo di Manduria DOP 2018

      “SanGaetano” Primitivo di Manduria DOP 2018

      Primitivo di Manduria, fragrant of ripe fruit, whose fruit is perfectly matched to the wood dose and whose dense taste ends with pleasant cocoa notes. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Bibenda:
      • Luca Maroni:91 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Primitivo
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 34,00 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,30 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 10,00 g/l
      • Sulfite: 150 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,70
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      15042818 · 0,75 l · 10,33 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      7,75 €
    • "Orion" Primitivo del Salento IGT 2019

      “Orion” Primitivo del Salento IGT 2019

      Orion is a very special Primitivo, he is always fresh and of a remarkable endurance. Dense ruby red with violet edges, the nose is intense with aromas of ripe and fleshy red cherries, followed by spicy notes of cinnamon and nutmeg. In the mouth powerful, smooth and very long. Its clearly defined acid wire makes it stand out fresh and pleasantly from the sweet, marmalade Primitivo monotony that is otherwise all too often offered. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2018 vintage received the following awards:

      • Doctor Wine:92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Primitivo
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 6 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 31,35 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,62 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 6,55 g/l
      • Sulfite: 84 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,42
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      15172119 · 0,75 l · 11,63 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      8,72 €
    • Primitivo di Manduria DOC 2018

      Primitivo di Manduria DOC 2018

      Dark ruby red. Clear, tidy aroma of cherries, strawberries with a subtle shot of sweet spices. Very elegant tannin on the palate, medium-slim body with fresh fruit and mineral notes. Well integrated acidity and a pleasant juiciness without obtrusive sweetness make you want to drink the next glass! SUPERIORE.DE

      • Grape Variety: 100% Primitivo
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 7 months stainless steel
      • Development: Stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 44,90 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,08 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 6,00 g/l
      • Sulfite: 163 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,65
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022+
      • Food Recommendations: Grilled dishes
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      13033818 · 0,75 l · 12,21 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      9,16 €
    • "Rifugio" Primitivo del Salento IGT 2017

      “Rifugio” Primitivo del Salento IGT 2017

      Our value-for-money favourite at a high level: pure and juicy primitivo of violet, dazzling, dark ruby red, fragrant with cherries marinated in alcohol, chocolate and hazelnut. The full, warm and well structured taste has a good length and pleasing, slightly sweet tannins. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Luca Maroni:90 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Grape Variety: 100% Primitivo
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 12 months large wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 36,90 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,00 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 8,00 g/l
      • Sulfite: 122 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,67
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      15093717 · 0,75 l · 14,17 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      10,63 €
    • "Cantalupi" Primitivo (Old Vineyards) del Salento IGT 2017

      “Cantalupi” Primitivo (Old Vineyards) del Salento IGT 2017

      Zecca's Primitivo from old vineyards is characterized by elegance and refinement, without the impudent richness of extracts often found in Apulia. The bouquet opens with smoked spices, sausage, tobacco and candied fruit. On the palate, beautiful mineral nuances, a fine fruity texture and silky, extract sweet tannins. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Grape Variety: 100% Primitivo
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 36,55 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,95 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 7,89 g/l
      • Sulfite: 106 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,62
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024+
      • Food Recommendations: Roast lamb
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      15093617 · 0,75 l · 14,17 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      10,63 €
    • "Giravolta Pozzopalo" Primitivo di Manduria DOP 2016

      “Giravolta Pozzopalo” Primitivo di Manduria DOP 2016

      Rich red-brown with light reflections, fine berry aromas and balsamic notes in the fragrance, velvety and very juicy on the palate with a clear and delicate finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Moderately saturated medium-ruby. Sweet and spicy aromas of raspberry, milk chocolate, red cherry and violet. Complex and sweet, with very smooth tannins, high but harmonious acidity and lovely generosity and elegance to the red cherry, saline and floral flavors. Deep, sweet, rich wine, with supple tannins that won't get in the way of pouring this into a carafe and enjoying it now." Vinous

      • Bibenda:
      • Doctor Wine:93 points
      • Luca Maroni:90 points
      • Vinous:92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Primitivo
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 10-12 months new barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: Barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 47,50 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 7,10 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 8,00 g/l
      • Sulfite: 120 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,40
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022
      • Food Recommendations: Salami, meat, pasta
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      15082216 · 0,75 l · 16,24 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      12,18 €
    • "Zinfandel" Sinfarosa Terra Nera Primitivo di Manduria DOP 2017

      “Zinfandel” Sinfarosa Terra Nera Primitivo di Manduria DOP 2017

      Apulian top wine from 60 to 70 year old vines! Zinfandel Sinfarosa Terra Nera offers a bouquet of overripe fruit and tobacco with an impressively fresh, but at the same time dense taste with sweet tannin and good persistence. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Good full red. Aromas of blueberry, black cherry, steel shavings and blood orange. A creamy-sweet fruit bomb but not at all over the top, offering a remarkably light touch to its flavors of red fruit and herbs. Finishes with a fine dusting of tannins and a nicely persistent savory character." Vinous

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Slow Wine:Great Wine
      • Doctor Wine:94 points
      • Luca Maroni:94 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Vinous:92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Primitivo
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: Stainless steel and barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: partial barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 15,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 41,00 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,08 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 7,00 g/l
      • Sulfite: 123 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,47
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023+
      • Food Recommendations: grilled/roasted meat
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      15082317 · 0,75 l · 17,41 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      13,06 €
    • "Anniversario 62" Primitivo di Manduria Riserva DOP 2016

      “Anniversario 62” Primitivo di Manduria Riserva DOP 2016

      "Anniversario 62" delights all senses... Deep dark colour, highly appetising bouquet with aromas of pomegranate, black currant and a hint of cocoa butter. The palate is enveloped by an expressive fruit in pure harmony and fullness, fine tannin and silky texture. The grapes from very old vines and the additional six months of maturation in barriques give the Primitivo Riserva incredible density, expressiveness and depth. A parade wine for all those who like it richer in extract! SUPERIORE.DE

      • Luca Maroni:98 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Primitivo
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 18 months wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Acidity: 6,20 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 10,00 g/l
      • Sulfite: 130 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,64
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2026+
      • Food Recommendations: Game, dark meat, mature cheese
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      15162416 · 0,75 l · 25,87 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      19,40 €
    • "Sessantanni" Primitivo di Manduria DOP 2016

      “Sessantanni” Primitivo di Manduria DOP 2016

      Sessantanni (60 years old) comes from vines that are at least as old and impresses with a deep garnet red and visibly high concentration. The bouquet reminds of a rum pot, beautiful with primary and secondary aromas of black fruits and woody spice. The palate is dense, smooth, jammy and with soft tannin. Long and sweet in the aftertaste. Unique in its opulence and density and undoubtedly one of the most popular Red Apulia. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Luca Maroni:99 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Primitivo
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 12 months wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 36,55 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,15 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 11,75 g/l
      • Sulfite: 122 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,62
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2027
      • Food Recommendations: Game, dark meat, mature cheese
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      15162116 · 0,75 l · 25,87 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      19,40 €
    • "Orion" Primitivo del Salento IGT 2019 <br>MAGNUM

      “Orion” Primitivo del Salento IGT 2019 · MAGNUM

      Orion is a very special Primitivo, he is always fresh and of a remarkable endurance. Dense ruby red with violet edges, the nose is intense with aromas of ripe and fleshy red cherries, followed by spicy notes of cinnamon and nutmeg. In the mouth powerful, smooth and very long. Its clearly defined acid wire makes it stand out fresh and pleasantly from the sweet, marmalade Primitivo monotony that is otherwise all too often offered. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2018 vintage received the following awards:

      • Doctor Wine:92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Primitivo
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 6 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 31,35 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,62 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 6,55 g/l
      • Sulfite: 84 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,42
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      15172219 · 1,5 l · 14,23 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      21,35 €
    Things to know about
    primitivo
     

    For years it was suspected, but after recent genetic engineering studies it is now known for certain: Primitivo is identical to the Californian Zinfandel and is derived from the ancient Croatian grape variety Tribidrag or Crlenjak Kastelanski, which was already known in the 15th century. The name was originally "Primativo" and referred to early ripening, which incidentally also applies to the Croatian name. However, there is a small difference between the Californian and Italian varieties: Primitivo ripens a little earlier, is more productive, has smaller berries and is less susceptible to diseases such as botrytis or mildew than its Californian brother.

    Wines from the Primitivo grape variety produce powerful and harmonious wines.

    Primitivo is quite dark and full-bodied, spicy, with velvety tannins and smells of dark forest berries like blackberries, elderberries and sour cherries. But quite typical are the spices that remind us of Donna's Christmas bakeries: chocolate, cinnamon, cloves, gingerbread and often pepper.

    Primitivo mostly comes from Apulia, especially from Salento, the region between Bari, Lecce and Manduria/Tarent. One critic described a Primitivo di Maduria as the wine with which he would like to forget the evil world outside while reading a good book in an armchair by the crackling fireplace. There is no better way to describe it.

    Currently there are over 12,500 hectares of Primitivo in Italy, and the trend is rising. The best known are the three DOC appellations Primitivo di Manduria (DOCG), Falerno del Massico and Gioia del Colle.

    In California there are about 20,00 hectares of Zinfandel, smaller occurrences can also be found in Australia, in France in Languedoc, in Tunisia and in tiny quantities in some other countries worldwide. SUPERIORE.DE