2015 Primaterra Primitivo, Puglia

2015 Primaterra Primitivo, Puglia
Price: $8.99

The Primiterra brand has always been about relying on great winemakers to help with available fruit sources to produce wines with integrity and value.  This Primitivo is no exception.  Sourced from vineyards in Puglia, the grapes are harvested sooner than many in the region.  Why?  In order to ensure fresh flavors and balance.  Primitivo needs acidity in order to age for any amount of time.  Generally, this grape is all about immediate satisfaction and approachability.  In fact, it is ideal for grilling and simply enjoying as a cocktail wine.  Its moderate acidity, round fruit profile, and immediate drinkability makes it the perfect red wine for all occasions.  While Primitivo is technically the same grape as Zinfandel, it is a completely different wine grown in Puglia than it is in California.  Both are good, they are just different.  Primaterra Primitivo is simply delicious.