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Primitivo: Wine of Puglia

By Otiuminitaly · 20 September 2017

Puglia is a truly magical region: its fertile soil tastes the sun-kissed air and feels the light breeze blowing from the sea.

The local culture is built on the region’s many historical influences handed down from older civilizations that throughout the centuries controlled its shores leaving behind their mark of knowledge and tradition including their precious viticultural skills and techniques. This is the main reason why the mention of the Puglia Region invokes a superb wine: the Primitivo.

The cultivation of Primitivo grapes is not only exclusive to Puglia. Other Italian regions such as Umbria, Abruzzo, Lazio and Campania are also authorized to grow the varietal, but, because of variances in the climate, the results are not the same. The Vine’s habitat decisively contributes to the superb quality; evident especially in the areas of Maduria and Gioia del Colle.

The combination of refined techniques acquired through the centuries and the uniqueness of the terroir creates several red wines that differ a lot from each other but may also present similar or unique attributes with other wines.

Primitivo is a full-bodied wine of a dark ruby-red colour with violets highlights; to the palate, it evokes the presence of red fruits such as prunes, amarena (black cherry) and blackberries.

Close your eyes and take a sip of the Primitivo di Puglia, the senses immediately detect a feeling of warmth on lips while the palate reveals the sweet touch of the wine together with its intense flavour enriched with hints of black pepper, cacao and cinnamon.

Paragon 700’s love for the Puglia region is expressed through its extensive Wine List which features superb and carefully selected wines. One of the top names on the list is Primitivo and the lost features in particular names typical of the Apulgian region; such as “Mammè Rosso”, “Es” Primitivo, “Primitivo Riserva Ventesima Vendemmia” and many others.

The essence of this magical area Puglia is to feel, live and taste what the region has to offer; this greatness can simply be achieved with great company and a good glass of red wine.