Category Archives: Primativo

2006 Layer Cake Primativo Puglia

This was by the glass for a while, now it’s back by popular demand, and it destroys most glass pour Zin. On the nose, youthful aromas, medium+ intensity, blackberry pie, basil, briary element, cream, and candy, some chalky earth, and some oak. On the palate, dry, medium+ intensity, explosive candy fruit, medium tannin, bright acidity, and nice finish. Think Molly Dooker candy mixed with Southern Italy’s chalky soil.    

2005 Luccarelli Primativo IGT Puglia

I bought a case of this wine a ways back and realized that Jeff had reviewed it also, Red, White, and Food. I bought this mainly because it represented a good hybrid of old world meets new. Bright juicy suburban fruit meets rustic country chalky and earth. On the nose, aroma, med+ intensity, chalky, ripe raspberry, cherry licorice, and a really nice green briary component. Definitely more jammy and fruity than Old World earthy. On the palate, dry, med intensity, when this hits your palate it changes into a dark berry jolly rancher, with a structure thats balanced and surprisingly long. I rarely encounter a wine with this kind of length and complexity at this price. We as consumers should reward this kind of value, this wine kicks ass for $10.