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Primitivo 'Grifone', Puglia, Italy

Puglia, Italy


Tasting Notes

Dark and intense ruby colour with aromas of liquorice and blackberry. Luscious notes of plums and stewed cherries follows through on the palate making it a captivating wine.

Food Matches

Game, Venison & Stews & Cheese- Hard

Wine Profile

Wine Type Red Wine

Vintage 2017

Style Full & Rich Reds

Country Italy

Region Puglia

Grower Name Castellani

Grape Variety Primitivo / Zinfandel

ABV 13.00%

Closure Synthetic Cork

Allergens Sulphites

SKU 16143841




Castellani was established in Montecalvoli at the end of the 19th century by Alfredo Castellani. In 1903, the business was officially registered in Pisa and Alfredo's sons Duilio and Mario set about the company expansion and presided over the company for decades, before being succeeded by his sons, Giorgio and Roberto, who continued in the manner laid down by their… Read More

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Puglia is easily identified on a map as the 'heel' to Italy's 'boot', in the far south-east of the country, along the Adriatic coast. It has long been a region of significant viticultural importance, and its mediterranean climate and prominence of calcareous soils have created an ideal environment for the growing of quality wine grapes. Trebbiano,… Read More

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Primitivo / Zinfandel

Primitivo / Zinfandel

Primitivo (or Zinfandel as it known in the US), is a black grape variety of Croatian origin, now widely grown in the south-eastern Italian region of Puglia. It produces intensely concentrated wines, with velvety tannins and a balance between red and black fruit flavours, such as plums, boysenberry and forest fruits. It is most often seen (and enjoys the most success) as a… Read More

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