We bought this wine purely on the label and the fact that it was priced 2/$12. (Those of you who live in Southern California, this is available at Bristol Farms). We took a risk and bought one, figuring that if we did not like it, it could always be part of a sauce.
We were happily surprised. This primitivo from Puglia (Southern Italy) was a good as any Zinfandel we have like in the $15-$19 range.
Our Puglia has an attractive bouquet of acidic ripe cherries and plum, with pleasant sweeter notes of cocoa and vanilla. A velvety texture with notes of lush, ripe fruit. This wine offers a robust finish.
The Puglia Region or Apulia in Italian forms the Italian heel of the boot. It is known as Italy's bread basket for its bountiful production of fresh produce.
The capital of Puglia is Bari, (where Saint Nicholas is burried). One of the cities, Lecce is known as the Florence of the South for its rich archeology. And yes, it is on our list to visit.
Happy Friday, Cheers!
This post if per your request, Roy Kelley!