98 Points: 2020 Bollina Zenas Primitivo Puglia

Decanter once said, “Primitivo is synonymous with Puglia and the south of Italy.” We say if you truly want to experience the amazing quality that Southern Italy has to offer, meet today’s offer 2020 Bollina Zenas Primitivo Puglia.

Year after year, this dazzling Primitivo has been wow-ing all the major wine critics in Europe. And with 98 points, the 2020 Zenas is one of Luca Maroni's "The Best Italian Wines” of the year.

This wine is produced by La Bollina, a high-quality estate that has won the heart (and palate) of this iconic Italian wine critic, Luca Maroni, who year after year has blessed this winery with impressive reviews.

Andrea Bernardini is the mastermind behind La Bollina’s amazing wines. He is a passionate winemaker who has hit numerous home runs. He earned his chops at Poggio Bonelli and Ruffino in Tuscany and trained in South Africa, Romania and Greece.

This 100% Primitivo is completely refined on the palate, a delightful ruby-colored red with a heady plummy perfume, a profusion of cherry and spice, and a whisper of herbaceous rosemary softened by vanilla. Full-bodied, soft, balanced, and easy to drink. The gentle tannins make Zenas the perfect partner for tomato-based dishes like a hearty meat sauce or lasagna, eggplant parmigiana, chicken cacciatore, and classic Italian pizza.

This wine is a BHW-exclusive import. Year after year, it has become our #1 Southern Italian bestseller. It arrives and before we know it, it's gone. Our advice? Grab a case of this epic 98-point Primitivo before it's too late! 

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