Primitivo - Thurston Wolfe Winery

Primitivo - Thurston Wolfe Winery

$32.50

Thurston Wolfe Winery

Primitivo is the Italian name for Zinfandel typically grown in the Puglia region of south eastern Italy. Thurston Wolfe was the first winery to plant the varietal in Washington State at the Zephyr Ridge Vineyard. In fact, less than 2 % of all the worlds Primitivo is grown in the U.S., making it even more rare for Washington state. Primitivo and Zinfandel are actually both clones of a Croatian grape called Crljenak Kastelanski. ("sirl yenak kassel ansky") This wine originated on Croatia’s Dalmatian coast and tends to ripen earlier due to the lesser number of berries per cluster.