Primitivo is a famous Italian grape variety that is mainly concentrated in the beautiful region of Puglia, in Southeastern Italy. You might also know it as Zinfandel.
Puglia is a region known for its crops of olives, almonds and wheat. But above all and more importantly, for its delicious wines! The Mediterranean climatic conditions make it the perfect region for planting vines, resulting in great quality wines.
The Primitivo grape delivers very unique, juicy and powerful wines. If you love BBQ ribs, grilled dishes, cold cuts, Bolognese pasta, powerful and spicy flavors, this wine will be the perfect pairing!
2018 Roppolo Primitivo Puglia comes from La Bollina Winery. La Bollina Winery is located in Serravalle Scrivia AL, Italy. A municipality in the province of Alessandria, located about 62 miles southeast of Turin. This historical territory, which specializes in DOCD Gavi, was for centuries the residence of the Marchioness Figari of Genova. A 300 acre winery, surrounded by hills and chestnut forests is the location where magnificent wines are made.
Besides having 70 acres of cultivated vineyards, an excellent and well-equipped cellar, in La Bollina you can find luxury accommodation for guests: An “Art Nouveau” style villa, a modern 4-star hotel, and a 9-hole golf course that expands throughout the vineyards.
The Bollina winery is completely renovated and has some of the most advanced techniques, systems, and instruments in modern winemaking.
Andrea Bernardini is a passionate consultant winemaker who has hit numerous home runs. He graduated from Pisa, one of the best schools of oenology in Italy, in 2007. He earned his chops at Poggio Bonelli and Ruffino in Tuscany and trained in South Africa, Romania and Greece. After several years of experience, he is now a flying winemaker blending tradition and modern techniques to obtain high-quality wines with respect to the expression of the different grapes and terroir in which he works.
2018 Roppolo Primitivo Puglia comes from 100% Primitivo from Puglia.
Tasting Notes: Aromas of red and blue plums. Well-balanced and smooth on the palate. Pair this wine with BBQ Ribs, tomato based pasta, cold cuts and strong cheeses.
~98 Points, Luca Maroni.
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