“Getting to Know Our Wines” Series – Primitivo

“Getting to Know Our Wines” Series – Primitivo

Visit Us on the Web – Click Here Last week's "Getting to Know Our Wines” Series was pre-empted by the Article regarding the Water 2 Wine-DTC/Tipton Law Firm Furry Scurry Team.  So, our typical Tuesday wine series continues today with a little bit about the Primitivo, a wine that is new to Water 2 Wine-DTC! Our “Getting to Know Our Wines” series continues today with a wine new to the Water 2 Wine-DTC collection.  It is already gaining huge popularity amongst the customers of the winery.  This is a 2011 Limited Edition wine, so hurry in to check it out and stock-up…it won’t be around for long!  Remember, this week’s featured wine is available at our winery in Greenwood Village, today ONLY, for a 10% discount.  Today’s Featured Wine is: Primitivo Primitivo has been called many things throughout history, but it is now most commonly known as the father of the Zinfandel grape.  In recent years, DNA fingerprinting at the University of California at Davis have shown that the Zinfandel grape is the same as the Primitivo grape traditionally grown in the "heel" of Italy, in the Puglia region, since the 1800s. The earliest records of the Primitivo varietal show that it originated in Croatia around 6000 B.C.  The records are spotty regarding when and how this varietal made it into Italy, but the history of this grape in Italy dates back many centuries, but the first documented use of the term Primitivo appears in Italian governmental publications of the 1870s.   In the 17th century, it is known that the Benedictine monks named the varietal "Primitivo" because of the grape's tendency to ripen earlier than other varieties in this zone. Today, it is estimated that the Primitivo is Italy’s 12th most widely planted grape variety.  Often used as a blending grape in the Tuscan and Piedmont regions to enhance the body of thin red wines in those regions, today, Primitivo has a reputation all to its own.  The flavor of the wine starts with an up-front core of blackberry and dark cherry aromas, followed by suggestions of blueberry, raspberry, cranberry and dried plum.  Undertones are of chocolate, almond and exotic spice, and the wine finishes with an unmistakable black pepper sensation.  This wine goes great with steak and beef dishes, venison, BBQ ribs, pizza, pasta with meat sauce, eggplant, cheeses – asiago, goat cheese, gouda, gruyere. Share this Post on Facebook by Clicking Below:http://www.facebook.com/share.php?u=http://makingwineindenver.wordpress.com/2011/05/11/personalize-wine-getting-to-know-our-wines-Primitivo“




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