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One of the most popular red wines of southern Italy is Primitivo, this is also known as Primitivo di Manduria or Primitivo di Gioia. What they all have in common is that they are powerful, but also fruity and particularly pleasant drops of low acidity. In most cases, the attractiveness of this wine is also underlined by a particularly good price/quality ratio. The name of the grape Primitivo sounds curious, but is ultimately the result of a translation error. Originally it comes from the precocious grape variety on which this wine is based. Over the centuries it became Primitivo, which means 'the simple'.

The Apulian grape variety Primitivo would probably have remained quite unknown had it not been for the recent discovery of a certain similarity with the Californian Zinfandel. The grape variety produces wines with high alcohol content and originality and is also often used for cuvees. In the past, Primitivo was often used as a blending wine, but today the beauty of this grape variety is increasingly recognized. In Puglia, in the heart of the province of Taranto, this ancient grape variety has its own DOC (highest and guaranteed denomination of origin) called 'Primitivo di Manduria'. It is also grown in the area of Gioia del Colle, and in the area of Brindisi Primitivo is often vinified as the only variety. - Gerardo [TS02/23]

"Admittedly: Primitivo is not for filigree drinkers. But he also does not blow up the glass, as many an Australian Shiraz, many a Spaniard and - pardon - even many a Bordeaux from the Right Bank do by now. It is a wine of disciplined richness, easy to understand and uncomplicated to drink. Already for less than six euros there are very decent qualities in the wine trade. If you add a euro or two, you get really good wines - provided you like the style of the wine." - Dr. Jens Priewe



´Anticaia´ · Primitivo Salento IGT 2022, Cantina San Donaci, Apulien

Anticaia · Primitivo Salento IGT 2022


Cantina San Donaci, Puglia

The single-varietal Primitivo Anticaia offers a lot for little money: the bouquet is fragrant and reminiscent of preserved fruit. The palate is dry, rich and soft tannins. Our customers favorite since years. - Gerardo [TS02/23]

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´Marmorelle´ · Primitivo IGT 2021, Tenute Rubino - Marilu, Apulien

Marmorelle · Primitivo IGT 2021


Tenute Rubino - Marilu, Puglia

Fine fruity Primitivo of ruby color, and a scent of ripe berries. The taste is rich, harmonious, with good body and pleasant tannins. - Gerardo [TS12/22]

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´A Mano´ · Primitivo IGT 2021, A Mano, Apulien

A Mano · Primitivo IGT 2021


A Mano, Puglia

The basic Primitivo from A Mano also bears Mark Shannon's unmistakable signature: The wine is dry and relatively light for a Primitivo, accompanied by wonderful freshness. The aroma is reminiscent of ripe red fruits such as raspberries and a pleasant spicy note. On the palate, this single-varietal Primitivo is youthful and full-bodied, underpinned by rounded fruit. - Gerardo [TS02/22]

"Handmade wines show the personality of the people who make the wine. Primitivo is my favorite grape and it shows! The wine is friendly, easy to like and always a pleasure. I have spent 20 years cultivating the modern Primitivo, a wine that respects its heritage and exploits the maximum of what the grape has to offer." - Mark Shannon


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´Primius´ · Primitivo di Manduria DOP 2020, Cantina San Donaci, Apulien
Primius · Primitivo di Manduria DOP 2020

Cantina San Donaci, Puglia

Intense ruby color in the glass with scattered garnet inclusions. The varietal bouquet is reminiscent of cherries and raspberries and some toasted almonds. This pure Primitivo comes from the renowned Manduria region, where this grape variety thrives particularly well. - Gerardo [TS02/21]

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´Ghenos´ · Primitivo di Manduria DOC 2021, Torrevento, Apulien
Ghenos · Primitivo di Manduria DOC 2021

Torrevento, Puglia

Pure varietal Primitivo di Manduria of strong ruby color with purple reflections. In the fragrance of candied orange peel, Amarena cherry and in the reverberation discreetly of coffee and vanilla. The palate is lush and densely woven tannins, silky smooth and with a chocolaty finish. - Gerardo [TS12/22]

"Bright garnet. Hearty, sweetish nose, ripe strawberries, raspberry jelly, has something of the vanilla bean, cedar in the reverberation. Balanced on the palate with clear, present fruit, pithy, with tension, drinks balanced and fine." - Falstaff


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´Punta Aquila´ · Primitivo Salento IGT 2020, Tenute Rubino, Apulien
Punta Aquila · Primitivo Salento IGT 2020

Tenute Rubino, Puglia

The color is an intense ruby red with garnet reflections. On the nose, well recognizable notes of cherries, bramble jam, rhubarb, herbs and some black pepper. The palate is rich, mineral and harmonious in flavor, with well recognizable tannins. - Gerardo [TS12/21]

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´Passione Reale´ · Appassimento Rosso IGP 2021, Torrevento, Apulien
Passione Reale · Appassimento Rosso IGP 2021

Torrevento, Puglia

This red wine, produced by the appassimento method, has an intense ruby color with violet reflections. The aroma is reminiscent of fully ripe black cherries and ripe berries. The palate is full-bodied and balanced, underlined by slightly sweetish hints. - Gerardo [TS12/22]

"Deep, intense ruby red. On the nose fruity aroma of sour cherries and blueberry jam with notes of dried flowers and Mediterranean scrub. Good structure and softness, rounded by a spicy note." - Falstaff


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´Imprint´ · Primitivo Appassito IGT 2020, A Mano, Apulien
Imprint · Primitivo Appassito IGT 2020

A Mano, Puglia

A single varietal Primitivo of strong color with exuberant aroma of ripe red and black berry fruits, with spicy notes. The late harvested grapes ripen and dry on the vine until they partially rosin. Thus made in the style of an appassimento, it is concentrated and opulent on the palate, with great balance. It is elegant, velvety and smooth, with a long finish. - Gerardo [TS02/21]

"There is no doubt that all the wines I make bear my signature. Winemaking is such a deep vocation for me that I devote myself to it with all my soul. So how could we make a wine that truly reflects my personality? A big, powerful wine that will give you a warm, strong hug and a smile: IMPRINT. IMPRINT is made from dried Primitivo grapes, it is velvety and smooth, with a soft, long finish that envelops the high alcohol content." - Mark Shannon

"Bright ruby red with a slight violet hue. Spicy nose of pepper and leather, then lots of plum and some Amarena cherries, has something of the violet in the reverberation. On the palate slightly vegetal with green nuances, thus fresh and grippy, good length, finishes with firm pressure." - Falstaff


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Primitivo IGT 2022, Cantine Polvanera, Apulien
Primitivo IGT 2022 (Bio)

Cantine Polvanera, Puglia

The characteristic, fruit-driven style also reigns in the base Primitivo of the house: the color is an intense ruby red with violet hues. The bouquet is reminiscent of ripe cherries, blackberries and wild mint. The palate is full-bodied with velvety tannins. - Gerardo [TS10/23]

"Dark transparent ruby red with slightly lightening rim. Fragrant nose of lush plums, dried apricot, strawberry. On the palate nicely fresh with pleasant juice, enjoys dancing acidity, harmonious in itself, medium body, medium length." - Falstaff


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´Livruni´ · Primitivo IGT 2022, Vetrère, Apulien
Livruni · Primitivo IGT 2022

Vetrère, Puglia

Livruni is a pure and particularly soft Primitivo. Ruby red in color with violet reflections in the glass, the bouquet is reminiscent of red currants and blackberries, with notes of vanilla and coconut in the aftertaste. Warm and well-structured, supple yet balanced, a fresh wine that is immediately appealing and suitable for many occasions. One of the most delicate Primitivos of all and a firm fixture in our range for decades. - Gerardo [TS12/23]

"Today the Vetrere estate in the Apulian panorama is one of the suppliers of fine wines, its labels can be relied upon, the quality is beyond question." - Gambero Rosso


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Primitivo di Manduria DOC 2020, Masseria Surani, Apulien
Primitivo di Manduria DOC 2020

Masseria Surani, Puglia

Pure varietal Primitivo di Manduria with the typical notes of red fruits, black cherry and plum, followed by delicate spicy notes of licorice, tobacco and amaretto. The taste is full-bodied, lush with elegant tannins and a lively finish, supported by a pleasant freshness. Pairs well with grilled, roasted and braised meats, charcuterie and first courses with spicy sauces. Excellent with rich soups and aged cheeses. - Gerardo [TS12/21]

"Raspberry coulis and fresh soil with grass popping through on the nose turns to an almost cake-like raspberry and dark chocolate palate that nonetheless maintains the freshness of the nose with more soil and grass on the back, unchallenged by relaxed tannins and low acidity." - Wine Enthusiast


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Primitivo Cabernet-Sauvignon Puglia IGT 2020, Masseria Surani, Apulien
Primitivo Cabernet-Sauvignon Puglia IGT 2020

Masseria Surani, Puglia

Intense fruity aroma with notes of cherry, blackberry and plum, with a slightly spicy finish. Enveloping and full-bodied, with a savory finish and a pleasant lightness. The pleasant lightness and freshness make it very versatile. Ideal with first courses based on white meats and vegetables, fresh cheeses and perfect with pizza. - Gerardo [TS12/21]

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´Marmorelle´ · Primitivo di Manduria IGT 2021, Tenute Rubino - Marilu, Apulien
Marmorelle · Primitivo di Manduria IGT 2021

Tenute Rubino - Marilu, Puglia

Pure variety Primitivo from Manduria of intense purple-red color. Intense and very fruity aroma of blackberries, blueberries and figs. On the palate soft and round, warming and full-bodied, with intense and fruity character. A lively and round wine. - Gerardo [TS12/22]

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´Heracles´ · Primitivo di Manduria DOC 2020, Masseria Surani, Apulien
Heracles · Primitivo di Manduria DOC 2020

Masseria Surani, Puglia

This full-bodied Primitivo di Manduria was named after the Greek mythical hero Heracles: It has an intriguing complexity on the nose, ranging from floral violet scents to rich fruity aromas of black and sour cherries and strawberries, along with underlying balsamic notes, licorice and aromatic herbs. Broad, full-bodied and fruity on the palate. Impresses with polished tannins and a lively finish supported by attractive, fresh acidity. - Gerardo [TS12/21]

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´14´ · Primitivo Gioia del Colle DOC 2021, Cantine Polvanera, Apulien
14 · Primitivo Gioia del Colle DOC 2021 (Bio)

Cantine Polvanera, Puglia

Medium-bodied ruby color with garnet inclusions. Aroma of cherries and prunes with hints of tobacco and licorice. Full-bodied on the palate, balanced and of velvety tannins and juicy freshness. As with all Polvanera wines, the name is representative of the alcohol content. - Gerardo [TS10/22]

"Very dark color. Very typical in the nose with aromas of sour cherries, kirsch and cocoa. The palate is really powerful and complex, but it surprises with its unique grace with a finish of great length." - Daniele Cernilli (Doctor Wine)

"Bright ruby red with slightly lightening rim. Dark berry nose of ripe blackberries and blueberries, light floral and vegetal touch in the aftertaste. Fresh and juicy on the palate, well balanced, grippy tannin, juicy finish." - Falstaff


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´15´ · Primitivo Gioia del Colle IGT 2022, Cantine Polvanera, Apulien
15 · Primitivo Gioia del Colle IGT 2022 (Bio)

Cantine Polvanera, Puglia

The color of Primitivo 15 is a deep ruby red with purple reflections. The aroma is of cherries, plums and wild blackberries. Full-bodied and soft on the palate, persistent in flavor. This naturally produced Primitivo comes without the addition of sulfites. - Gerardo [TS10/23]

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´Palombara´ · Primitivo di Manduria IGT 2019, Tenute Rubino, Apulien
Palombara · Primitivo di Manduria IGT 2019

Tenute Rubino, Puglia

Primitivo Palombara is the result of a selective harvest, grape by grape, carried out entirely by hand, and is a great Apulian red wine, a perfect combination, with broad and powerful but soft and flattering tannins. Roundness and softness are the defining characteristics of this complex and elegant wine, a little star of the Apulian winemaking tradition that contains the true soul of Primitivo.

Intense and bright ruby red color. Elegant nose with fruity and floral notes of red fruits such as plums, ripe red cherries, blackberries, red currants and blueberries, with the unmistakable aroma of ripe Primitivo grapes with naturally sun-dried berries, characteristic of the variety.

The artist label is by Dino Sambiasi, a well-known artist whose works are exhibited both in Italy and worldwide: From Bari at the Nessundorma Gallery (2011), to Milan at the Entroterra Gallery (2007) and in Germany at the Venice Gallery (2008) in Stuttgart, to Holland at the Dream Gallery (2006). - Gerardo [TS12/20]

"Intense ruby red with violet reflections. On the nose fresh berry aromas, hints of cocoa, licorice and some spicy notes. Fresh and juicy on the palate, soft tannins and refreshing acidity, with a long, salty finish." - Falstaff


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´Barone Pazzo´ · Primitivo IGT 2020, Vetrère, Apulien
Barone Pazzo · Primitivo IGT 2020

Vetrère, Puglia

This Primitivo grows in vineyards whose sixty-year-old vines are traditionally grown as small trees (alberello). It is aged in barrique for eleven months, followed by several months of bottle aging. A Primitivo of ruby red color with purple reflections. Its aroma is reminiscent of wild berries and spices. The palate is fresh with a soft finish, warm on the palate with ample round tannins. - Gerardo [TS12/21]

"...in fragrant lavender, blackberry and plum wrappers, the Primitivo Barone Pazzo offers a friendly, lightly quaffable taste..." - Gambero Rosso

'...In the end, however, the Primitivo came through with a big lead. The wine was particularly pleasing for its harmony and softness, as well as its decidedly long finish. A great wine!" - Il mio vino wine magazine


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´16´ · Primitivo Gioia del Colle DOC 2020, Cantine Polvanera, Apulien
16 · Primitivo Gioia del Colle DOC 2020 (Bio)

Cantine Polvanera, Puglia

Deep, ruby color with garnet inclusions. Aroma of mulberries and black cherries, with shades of herbs, licorice and graphite in the background. Fresh and juicy on the palate, of fine-grained tannin. The long finish resembles a wonderful echo. - Gerardo [TS10/21]

"Delicious its olfactory impressions of fresh herbs, citrus and red fruits, followed by a sparkling clean palate that proclaims its enveloping, savory freshness with captivating length." - Gambero Rosso

"Sparkling, rich ruby, bright and intense. Slightly mineral notes at first, but then lots of dark fruit, blueberry and dark cherry, but without overripeness. Has a lot of sweet melt in the attack and course, dense, pithy tannin, juicy, builds in many layers, after pickled raspberries and blackberries, at the same time also fresh." - Falstaff

"The color is reminiscent of tar. On the nose strong hints of plum, spices, coffee and licorice. The palate is lively, powerful, juicy, typically sweet with a powerful and very long finish." - Daniele Cernilli (Doctor Wine)


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´16´ · Primitivo Gioia del Colle DOC 2017, Cantine Polvanera, Apulien
16 · Primitivo Gioia del Colle DOC 2017 (Bio)

Cantine Polvanera, Puglia

Deep, ruby color with garnet inclusions. Aroma of mulberries and black cherries, with shades of herbs, licorice and graphite in the background. Fresh and juicy on the palate, of fine-grained tannin. The long finish resembles a wonderful echo. - Gerardo [TS10/18]

"Delicious its olfactory impressions of fresh herbs, citrus and red fruits, followed by a sparkling clean palate that proclaims its enveloping, savory freshness with captivating length." - Gambero Rosso

"Sparkling, rich ruby, bright and intense. Slightly mineral notes at first, but then lots of dark fruit, blueberry and dark cherry, but without overripeness. Has a lot of sweet melt in the attack and course, dense, pithy tannin, juicy, builds in many layers, after pickled raspberries and blackberries, at the same time also fresh." - Falstaff

"The color is reminiscent of tar. On the nose strong hints of plum, spices, coffee and licorice. The palate is lively, powerful, juicy, typically sweet with a powerful and very long finish." - Daniele Cernilli (Doctor Wine)


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´17´ · Primitivo Gioia del Colle DOC 2017, Cantine Polvanera, Apulien
17 · Primitivo Gioia del Colle DOC 2017 (Bio)

Cantine Polvanera, Puglia

Powerful, the single varietal Primitivo 17 from vineyards near Gioia del Colle: its color is a dense purple red with ruby inclusions and great depth. The bouquet announces wild berries and subtle floral notes, ending on licorice and graphite. The palate of impressive fruit and soft tannin, infused with a vibrant vein of acidity. The never-ending finish enraptures. - Gerardo [TS10/18]

"By a minimal margin, 17 follows in second place as a rich and full-bodied drop with a complex nature and beguiling spice that is accompanied by unmistakable allusions to Mediterranean macchia and plums." - Gambero Rosso

"Rich ruby with a slight garnet sheen. Very rich fruit nose, surprisingly fresh and clear, of raspberry, dark cherries, some anchovy in the background. The wine presents itself round and balanced on the palate, present, fine-grained tannin, very much present fruit, juicy and fresh - and that despite 17°!" - Falstaff


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´Visellio´ · Primitivo Salento IGT 2019, Tenute Rubino, Apulien
Visellio · Primitivo Salento IGT 2019

Tenute Rubino, Puglia

Visellio is a single varietal Primitivo from the Brindisi area: intense ruby red color in the glass. Aroma of ripe red fruits, plums, currants, some nutmeg and cloves. Full-bodied and velvety on the palate, with a balanced structure. - Gerardo [TS12/20]

"Dark ruby red. Shows very accessible and profound in the nose, fine clear fruit of ripe blackberries and ripe plums, noble resinous nuances, on licorice in the aftertaste. Shows up with great play on the palate between acidity and fruit, pithy, tight tannin supports the course, noble on anise in the final." - Falstaff


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´Dionysos´ · Primitivo di Manduria Riserva DOC 2019, Masseria Surani, Apulien
Dionysos · Primitivo di Manduria Riserva DOC 2019

Masseria Surani, Puglia

Named after the Greek god of wine. The bouquet is rich with black fruits such as blueberries, black cherries and plums, as well as appealing spicy notes of pepper, chocolate and sweet cinnamon. Complex and full-bodied, but with elegant, velvety tannins; the finish is lively and persistent. - Gerardo [TS12/20]

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Primitivo (All) | Grape variety | Buy at Gerardo

Primitivo is a red grape variety grown mainly in Puglia, a region in southern Italy. The variety is also known as Zinfandel and has been grown in California since the 1850s. Primitivo is known for its dense and powerful wines with high alcohol content and fruity aromas of plums, cherries and pepper.

The Primitivo grape has a long history in Puglia, where it has been grown for many centuries. Primitivo wines are part of the traditional culture of the region and are often drunk on special occasions. Primitivo wine production has increased in recent years and there are now many wineries offering Primitivo wines in different styles and qualities.

Primitivo wines are excellent with strong dishes such as meat dishes and pasta dishes with tomato sauce. They also have a good shelf life and can be stored for a period of several years to improve their aroma and flavor.

In summary, Primitivo is a robust and versatile grape variety. Primitivo offers wine lovers a unique aroma and flavor experience and is excellent with a wide variety of dishes. If you are looking for a bold and fruity wine, you should definitely consider Primitivo. - Gerardo [TS02/23]