Sunday, November 4, 2012

Primitivo (Italian Zinfandel Wines)

Mobile (Smart) phones are so big now, that this work in progress will be to aide their users in quick reference.
Italian Zinfandel Wines (Primitivo), "Primitivo variety traditionally grown in Puglia (the "heel" of Italy), where it was introduced in the 18th century. The grape found its way to the United States in the mid-19th century, and became known by variations of the name "Zinfandel", a name of uncertain origin."

A.Mano 2007 Primitivo (Italian Zin), $8.99, 81 points
Accademia dei Racemi Anarkos Rosso 2011 Primitivo/Red Blend (Puglia IGP, Italy), $13.49-$14.99. 88 points
Antica Masseria di Sigillo 2014 Primitivo di Manduria, Puglia, Italy, $9.99-$19.99, 91 points
Cantele 2006 Primitivo, $14.95, 89 points
Cantele 2009 Primitivo, $9.99-$12.99, 90 points
Conti Zecca "Donna Marzia" 2013 Primitivo, $14.39-$15.99, 86 points
Da Luca Puglia 2014 Primitivo, Italy (IGT), $7.49-$14.99, 89 points
Flaio Salento 2008 Primitivo, $7.64-$10.99, 89 points
Layer Cake 2007 Primitivo, $15.99, 89 points
Layer Cake 2010 Primitivo, $12.95-$17.99, 89 points
Matane Puglia 2009 Primitivo, $9.99 (I paid $11.04)-$12.99, 88 points
Mommy's Time Out Rosso 2009 Primitivo, $5.49-$9.99, 86 points
Pinnacoli Terra de Trulli 2008 Primitivo Di Manduria, $16.14-$18.99, 89 points
Primaterra Puglia 2009 Primitivo, $9.00-$15.00, 87 points
Seratina Puglia 2011 Primitivo, $13.99, 90 points
True Zin Puglia 2015 Primitivo (IGT), $8.49-$19.99, 88 points
Terrilogio Puglia I.G.T 2012 Primitivo, $10.00-$11.99, 87 points
Vini Menhir, Quota 31 Salento IGT 2012 Primitivo, $12.56-$13.95, 86 points

United States Zinfandel wines


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  1. Hello NH Wine Man,

    I was just wondering if there are favored wines that are produced right here in New Hampshire, and in fact is New Hampshire able to yielded the type of grapes to produce such Wines? Thanks for your input.

    Ed S

    1. Ed, this link will get you going:, and as for "favored wines", well it depends on who you are talking to, but the effort is there. Many NH wineries import grapes,even from South America.
      The way to find out what "favored wines" means, is as I have always recommended, is to taste them.
      Anytime you wish to visit some of these wineries, send me an e-mail, and I'll see about hooking up with you.
      LaBelle wines will be tasted at Hannaford's super market off of South Willow from 3-6 PM on Thursday.
      I have tasted a number of them (not reviewed) mostly sweet wines like Blueberry wine (generally not my cup-of-tea).
      My link here, is to the only post I've done on NH wines:, and Marechal Foch (pronounced "mar-esh-shall-fosh") is a hearty red grape, small in size, but the flavor is good.
      You are just begining your own adventure, and this is the best part, but sometimes subjectivity meets objectivity when you're sitting with friends and a bottle is opened, the wine is poured, swirling is done and smiles and wows make for a uniform expression of appreciation.
      Thanks for reading NH Wineman

    2. Ed, about the "smiles and wows": I forgot to include the drinking (tasting).