Hendry Ranch Primitivo
Primitivo may be a “new” variety to many, but its roots go back hundreds of years to Croatia, where it originated, along with its more familiar genetic twin: Zinfandel. Zinfandel and Primitivo share common parentage, and are essentially synonymous, though Primitivo is associated with Puglia, Italy, where it is commonly grown, and Zinfandel with California.
Medium-deep, purple-ruby color. Fat, fragrant berry and cocoa on the nose. Accessible, full berry fruit, bright acid, soft tannins. Medium-bodied. A typical Hendry Primitivo: balanced, fruit-driven wine, with the round, berry-dominated palate that is characteristic of the Zinfandel family. The bright, jammy, spicy fruit Primitivo lends itself to a wide array of pairings: roasted pork loin, turkey, pastas with Bolognese and bits of braised meat, or your next gorgeous charcuterie board.