The region of this Italian wine is Puglia which is in the south east of Italy, or the heel of the boot.

Torrevento is the winery and Primitivo is the variety.

Primitivo is another name for Zinfandel, which is a common for this part of Italy. It is estimated to be the country’s 12th most widely planted grape variety. It is thought to have originated in Croatia but is very popular in California.

One source I found described it as a “full-bodied fruit bomb.” Much like Californian Zinfandels they have a very high alcohol content on account of the grapes ripening quickly.

This wine was medium bodied with a “baked blueberry” taste to it and a bit of earthiness as well. It had medium tannins and was high in acidty.

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