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Primitivo wine: the intensity of Southern Italy

Primitivo wine represents the intensity of Southern Italy, with its millenary history and its distinctive character. This fine red wine, mainly produced from the Primitivo grape variety, offers a unique food and wine experience. Let's discover its peculiarities together on the portal.

The origins of Primitivo wine

Primitivo wine has ancient origins in the region of Puglia, in Southern Italy. This native grape variety has traditionally been grown in the hills and plains of Puglia, and is known for its ability to produce intense, full-bodied and rich wines. The name "Primitivo" derives from the word "first", as the grapes ripen earlier than other vines.

Characteristics of Primitivo wine

Primitivo wine is characterized by its intensity and its complexity. It offers notes of ripe black fruit, such as plum and blackberry, accompanied by spicy and chocolate nuances. In the mouth, it offers a pleasant softness, round tannins and a persistent finish. These wines are known for their structure and ability to age, developing even more complexity and depth over the years.

The territory of Puglia

The Primitivo vine finds its ideal habitat in Puglia, a region characterized by a warm Mediterranean climate and soils rich in limestone and clay. The presence of the sea and the brackish breezes contribute to the optimal ripening of the grapes, giving the Primitivo wine its intensity and complexity.

The Apulian cellars

In Puglia, numerous wineries are passionately dedicated to the production of Primitivo wines. Cantina Leone de Castris is one of the most renowned and appreciated wineries, with a long tradition in the production of high quality wines. Their dedication to excellence is reflected in the Primitivo wines they produce.

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