Layer Cake, Primitivo, Puglia

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Description

Primitivo (a.k.a. Zinfandel) is sourced 100% from old Primitivo vines in IGT Puglia, Italy. Some vineyards contain vines so old they date back to Roman times. The soils are red, iron-rich clays with large calcareous rocks, shells, and coral from ancient seabeds.

Tasting Note: Big, inky-black fruit, spice, and white pepper; layered and rich in the mouth with jammy black cherries, truffles, espresso, and a dense, creamy texture. Always in the background are hints of the old sea beds that are the Puglia terroir. By far the most versatile wine in the Layer Cake lineup; the big power makes it work with all kinds of meats and roasts, the soft textures and sweet, ripe fruit make it one of the few red wines that work amazingly well with spicy foods.

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