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Primitivo - Shenandoah Valley

Primitivo - Shenandoah Valley Wine Details

Description: This wine was made in a “Submerged Cap” Fermentation Tank. It was aged in French and American oak barrels for a full year. This wine has deep black cherry, plum and blackberry aromas. The wine shows good structure and complexity in the mid-palate with well balanced acidity. It has a lingering powerful and at the same time soft finish of black cherry, mocha and spice.

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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