• "Doncosimo" Primitivo del Salento IGP 2019

      “Doncosimo” Primitivo del Salento IGP 2019

      Excellent Primitivo of ruby red color, the slightly spicy bouquet is characterized by red berry fruits. The harmonious taste is earthy, yet velvety and of a certain elegance with light tannin and a gentle final. SUPERIORE.DE

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

      • 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: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023
      • Food Recommendations: roast, game, mature cheese
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      15042119 · 0,75 l · 9,87 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      7,40 €
    • "Cantalupi" Primitivo del Salento IGT 2019

      “Cantalupi” Primitivo del Salento IGT 2019

      Vivid 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. SUPERIORE.DE

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

      • 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: 2024
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      15092719 · 0,75 l · 10,00 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      7,50 €
    • "SanGaetano" Primitivo di Manduria DOP 2019

      “SanGaetano” Primitivo di Manduria DOP 2019

      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

      • Luca Maroni:94 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: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      15042819 · 0,75 l · 10,60 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      7,95 €
    • "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: 2023
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      15172119 · 0,75 l · 11,93 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      8,95 €
    • "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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      stored air-conditioned

      15093617 · 0,75 l · 13,32 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping3 units available

      10,90 €9,99 €
    • "Felline" Primitivo di Manduria DOP 2018

      “Felline” Primitivo di Manduria DOP 2018

      Primitivo Felline smells of ripe berries, flowers, figs and raisins. Its extremely dense taste is supported by present but sweet tannins and a fresh and tart plum finish. The classic of the winery. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Bibenda:
      • Doctor Wine:92 points
      • Luca Maroni:93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Primitivo
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: Barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 42,30 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,15 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 8,10 g/l
      • Sulfite: 128 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,54
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023
      • Food Recommendations: salami, medieval cheese, pasta
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      15083018 · 0,75 l · 13,87 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      10,40 €
    • "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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      stored air-conditioned

      15093717 · 0,75 l · 14,53 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      10,90 €
    • "Cantalupi" Primitivo (Old Vineyards) del Salento IGT 2018

      “Cantalupi” Primitivo (Old Vineyards) del Salento IGT 2018

      Zecca's Primitivo from old vineyards is characterized by elegance and refinement, without the outrageous extract fullness often present in Puglia. The bouquet opens with smoked spices, sausage, tobacco and candied fruits. On the palate, beautiful mineral nuances, 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: 2025+
      • Food Recommendations: roast lamb
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      15093618 · 0,75 l · 14,53 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      10,90 €
    • "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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      stored air-conditioned

      15082216 · 0,75 l · 16,67 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      12,50 €
    • "62 Anniversario" Primitivo di Manduria Riserva DOP 2017

      “62 Anniversario” Primitivo di Manduria Riserva DOP 2017

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

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Grape Variety: 100% Primitivo
      • Cultivation: au naturel
      • 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: 2028+
      • Food Recommendations: game, dark meat, mature cheese
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      15162417 · 0,75 l · 26,53 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      19,90 €
    • "Sessantanni" Primitivo di Manduria DOP 2017

      “Sessantanni” Primitivo di Manduria DOP 2017

      Sessantanni (60 years) comes from vines at least as old and impresses with a deep garnet red and visibly high concentration. The bouquet is reminiscent of a rum pot, beautiful with primary and secondary aromas of black fruits and woody spice. The palate is dense, smooth, jammy and with gentle tannins. Long and sweet on the finish. Unique in its opulence and density and undisputedly one of the most popular reds of Puglia. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Grape Variety: 100% Primitivo
      • Cultivation: au naturel
      • 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: 2028+
      • Food Recommendations: game, dark meat, mature cheese
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      15162117 · 0,75 l · 26,53 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      19,90 €
    • "Dunico" Primitivo di Manduria DOP 2016

      “Dunico” Primitivo di Manduria DOP 2016

      Great Apulian fragrance cinema of black cherries, dark berries, caramel and toast notes. The taste is equally typical: full, rich, very concentrated and with a complex, sweet fruit in the long finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Bright red color. Fig jam, red cherry, eucalyptus, and sweet spices on the clean nose. Then rich, round, long, with balsamic nuances to the ripe red cherry and spicy milk chocolate flavors. Seamless and well balanced, that though it clocks in at 16%, it is not at all unbalanced. Closes long and youthfully chewy. Made with grapes from roughly seventy years old vines." Vinous

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :90 points
      • Doctor Wine:92 points
      • Luca Maroni:92 points
      • Vinous:93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Primitivo
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: large wooden barrel and barrique
      • Development: partial barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 16,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 45,00 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,90 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 8,50 g/l
      • Sulfite: 121 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,60
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2027+
      • Food Recommendations: spicy cheeses, meat dishes
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      15082716 · 0,75 l · 30,53 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping1 unit available

      22,90 €
    Things to know aboutprimitivo 

    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