Feudi Salentini 125 Primitivo del Salento
Feudi Salentini 125 Primitivo del Salento Case of 6 Bottles. The grape variety Primitivo, is almost certainly named after the Italian term ‘primo’, meaning first, due to the precocity of its biological cycle from flowering to the grapes ripening. It arrived in the Salento region from Dalmatia or Croatia and from here travelled to the USA around 150 years ago – there it is called Zinfandel. The hand-harvested grapes are fermented under temperature-controlled conditions, to prevent the juice from getting too hot and losing its aromatic fruit flavours, and the wine is aged in American barriques for about 12 months. It has an elegant ruby-red colour and an intense aroma, with notes of ripe plum, cherry jam, tobacco leaf and cocoa, followed by notes of white pepper spice.