Puglia, also known as ‘Apulia’ to English speakers, is situated along the far south-east corner of the Italian peninsula.
Primitivo (aka Zinfandel) & Negroamaro
- Drink By: Typically best within the first 3 years.
- 60,000 Acres – Puglia – Primitivo is Italy’s name for Zinfandel (which is actually a Croatian grape called Tribidrag!) and Negroamaro grows alongside it in Southern Italy. These sweet tasting fruity and lighter bodied Italian wines often exhibit strawberry, raspberry, blackberry, and leather notes. Primitivo provides the fruity punch and Negroamaro has more dark fruit flavors and structure. It’s common to find them blended together.