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Mosby Primativo

Mosby Primativo Wine Details
Price: $20.00 per bottle

Description: The 2003 Mosby Primativo is dark and intense, with concentrated flavors of dark fruit covered in brambles and briar. This Primativo has its pedal to the metal! The fruit is from the Lojocono Vineyard of San Luis Obispo County, real Primitivo country. A great choice for smoked meats, bar-b-que or Tex-Mex dishes, this wine with its palate-cleansing qualities would also be at home with pasta in garlic and black olive paste or a more subtle home-style lasagna.

Varietal Definition
Recent "DNA" testing has shown Primitivo to possess the exact same genetic make up as the popular California grape, Zinfandel. Both varieties origins are tracked back to Croatia. And while the grapes may be identical in theory, the wines they produce have distinct differences. Primitivo's home province is Apuglia (sometimes called Puglia), located in the "heel" of Italy's boot. Wines made from Primitivo have notes of plum and spice, like Zinfandel, but because of different growing soils and climate, the fruit character is less jammy, the structure more akin to old world wines, with rustic notes of earth and spice, as well as tamed fruit flavors.


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