We adore a good fleshy, spicy primitivo and this organic release from Vinuva ticked every box for us. Vinted from grapes grown in Puglia (the southern Italian region often called the 'heel of Italy'), this is fully ripe, generously expressed primitivo with layers of dark red fruits and a palate that sings with vibrant spicy notes and hints of anise. Highly recommended.
The winery writes "The quintessence of Puglia in a bottle, that's what Vinuva Pimitivo Salento is: An organic red wine of great complexity, presenting an intense and elegant bouquet with notes of ripe cherry, typical of primitivo (zinfandel) grapes. Vinuva Primitivo Salento is mouth filling, sweet and persistent, characterised by red fruit aromas."