Mamma mia! This little Italian beauty has made a bit of a name for itself over the past couple of vintages – rip the cork out, pour yourself a glass and you’ll see exactly why! Whether you’re a Primitivo lover or totally new to the variety it’s hard to not be impressed by the sheer value for money going on here.
The wine is imported into NZ by another Master of Wine Steve Bennett and as Bob says “Steve has built his reputation on the quality of his imports.”
The wine is made by MGM aka Mondo del Vino. They’re a world renowned wine company of almost 30 years and the first in Europe to embrace the EU green policy, they’re previous winners of No.1 European Wine Producer at one of the largest wine award shows in Europe, the Mundus Vini Awards.
This is 100% Primitivo (also called Zinfandel in the US) and it’s your typical full bodied, inky, juicy red with a heap of blueberry and blackberry flavours with a touch of exotic spice.
Here’s a fun Primitivo fact – the name Primitivo comes from the Latin word “primativus” and the old Italian word “primaticcio,” whichg mean “early ripener” or “first to ripen.”