2016 Zenas Primitivo Puglia IGT

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Hot on the heels of the scorching 2015 vintage, Primitivo Puglia lgt 'ZENAS', 2016 is wowing European critics all over again, and now it's heading Stateside so you can finally taste it for yourself. Bold but refined on the palate, this delightful ruby-colored red has a heady plummy perfume, a profusion of cherry and spice, and a whisper of herbaceous rosemary softened by vanilla. Drink alone or with tomato-y meat sauces, this is a wine made for food. Those in the know will be snatching up this little known gem by the caseload…

  • Rated one of the Top Primitivos of the year by the top Italian critic
  • Dark & Juicy with Sweet Fruit
  • Makes for a fantastic holiday or Turkey day wine
  • On its own or with food, this is a versatile wine at a DI deal price

About the wine

Aged for six months in French oak barrels, this wine soft and supremely well balanced. The gentle tannins make 2016 Primitivo Puglia lgt "ZENAS" the perfect partner for tomato-based dishes like a hearty meat sauce or lasagna, aubergine parmigiana, chicken cacciatore, and provides the perfect balance to a spicy sausage pizza. This wine loves blue cheeses (Gorgonzola and figs, perhaps), and dry, firm cheeses like Pecorino and Parmigiano Reggiano.

Reviews

Chosen as one of the year's best wines and one of the top wines from Puglia and all of Italy! ~ 98 points Luca Maroni

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