The blue Primitivo grape is at home in the south of ItalyThe blue Primitivo grape is at home in the south of Italy

Southern Italian seducer

The name Primitivo comes from the Latin «primativus», the first to mature. It was given this name by a botanist, who discovered it in the south of Italy in 1799. It grows mainly in Puglia. However, it originates from Croatia, where it is called Tribidrag. What’s more, Primitivo has a twin: it’s identical to the Californian Zinfandel! The appeal of the wines lie in the fact that they are so easy to drink. Exuberant berry fruit, striking spiciness, fresh acidity. Tailor-made for pizza, pasta - or your next barbecue!

Where it grows:

What it tastes like:

  • full-bodied and spicy with exuberant aromas of berries and figs

What it goes with:

  • minced meat dishes: lasagne, meatballs, spaghetti bolognese...
  • aubergine dishes such as melanzana alla parmigiana
  • spicy pasta dishes such as arrabiata or puttanesca
  • delightfully easy with pizza
  • ...and perfect with hamburgers!
Primitivo wines
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    Italy, Puglia
    2023
    100 % Primitivo

    150 cl
    Neprica Primitivo – Puglia igt, Tormaresca
    CHF25.00
  2. - +
    Italy, Puglia
    2022
    100 % Primitivo

    75 cl
    Rifugio Primitivo igp Salento Primitivo rosso, Conti Zecca
    CHF15.50
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    Italy, Puglia
    2023
    85 % Primitivo, 15 % altri vitigni / autres variétés / ergänzende Sorten

    75 cl
    Donna Marzia Primitivo igp Salento Primitivo rosso, Conti Zecca
    CHF11.50
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