EP 336 Primitivo Red Wines from Italy

Gary explores the fun wild and exciting world of Primitivo.

Wines tasted in this episode:

Villa Fanelli Primitivo ZetaPrimitivo di Manduria
2005 Felline Primitivo Di ManduriaPrimitivo di Manduria
2004 Savese Picchieri Primitivo TerrarossaPrimitivo di Manduria

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For how long should a Primitivo be decanted before drinking?

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  • Moose

    Gary L (if that is your real name…)

    BA would be short for BIG ASS… this can refer to such things as drinking a BA glass of wine while sitting in front of a BA TV chilling on a BA leather couch…

    NOTE… not recommend when commenting on members of the fairer sex… especially if they are in on the code.

  • Moose

    Gary L (if that is your real name…)

    BA would be short for BIG ASS… this can refer to such things as drinking a BA glass of wine while sitting in front of a BA TV chilling on a BA leather couch…

    NOTE… not recommend when commenting on members of the fairer sex… especially if they are in on the code.

  • 1855class

    primativo is a really cool sounding varietal. thanks for your insight on these three examples.
    qotd: i can cook. i reeeaaallly enjoy foie gras and i’d love to cook some for you, gary, if you bring an ’01 d’yquem!

  • 1855class

    primativo is a really cool sounding varietal. thanks for your insight on these three examples.
    qotd: i can cook. i reeeaaallly enjoy foie gras and i’d love to cook some for you, gary, if you bring an ’01 d’yquem!

  • http://www.janitachauhan.com/ Janita

    Hey Mr VNC! You’re making me love wine EVEN more than I already do :) Loving your show, my uber cool man found your show (the net whizz that he is) a couple of weeks ago and we’ve been hooked ever since.

    Absolutely loved this episode because it’s the first time I’ve ever seen you talk for ages about one particular wine! I’m now looking into sourcing out the Primitivo di manduria by Feline as you made it sound sooooo good :)

    Anyway that’s all for now from London ;)

  • http://www.janitachauhan.com Janita

    Hey Mr VNC! You’re making me love wine EVEN more than I already do :) Loving your show, my uber cool man found your show (the net whizz that he is) a couple of weeks ago and we’ve been hooked ever since.

    Absolutely loved this episode because it’s the first time I’ve ever seen you talk for ages about one particular wine! I’m now looking into sourcing out the Primitivo di manduria by Feline as you made it sound sooooo good :)

    Anyway that’s all for now from London ;)

  • http://stonetreevineyard.net/ Tedd Wildman

    I believe it’s “primitivo” guys. Pronounced as it is spelled.

  • http://stonetreevineyard.net Tedd Wildman

    I believe it’s “primitivo” guys. Pronounced as it is spelled.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=721125016 Lyn

    Just opened a bottle of 2005 Felline Primitivo Di Manduria last night. It rocked my socks.
    I got chocolate on the nose also. Yum. Well worth the cost… I’m ordering another bottle for Thanksgiving!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=721125016 Lyn

    Just opened a bottle of 2005 Felline Primitivo Di Manduria last night. It rocked my socks.
    I got chocolate on the nose also. Yum. Well worth the cost… I’m ordering another bottle for Thanksgiving!

  • HuskerJ

    I’d love to become more adept at cooking gluten free foods for my wife. She has celiac disease and it’s pretty tough finding foot without wheat, soy, oats or barely.

  • HuskerJ

    I’d love to become more adept at cooking gluten free foods for my wife. She has celiac disease and it’s pretty tough finding foot without wheat, soy, oats or barely.

  • thefanjestic

    This episode inspired me to try my first Primitivo wines – and they both happen to be on the show! That’s what I love about WLTV – it challenges you to challenge your palate!

  • thefanjestic

    This episode inspired me to try my first Primitivo wines – and they both happen to be on the show! That’s what I love about WLTV – it challenges you to challenge your palate!

  • Andrew

    Response to a question from user Gary L.: I’d rather have a second-rate meal with first-rate people any day, as opposed to the reverse. People can make a mediocre meal better, but bad people can ruin even the most delicious food. Don’t you think?

    Also, on another note, the first Primitivo I ever had was from California’s Viansa vineyard, and I loved it. It is one of my favorite wines, next to Cab. Franc and a good Mourvedre.

  • Andrew

    Response to a question from user Gary L.: I’d rather have a second-rate meal with first-rate people any day, as opposed to the reverse. People can make a mediocre meal better, but bad people can ruin even the most delicious food. Don’t you think?

    Also, on another note, the first Primitivo I ever had was from California’s Viansa vineyard, and I loved it. It is one of my favorite wines, next to Cab. Franc and a good Mourvedre.

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    QOTD: Well I can cook, since that is what I do for a livng *wink*. But one meal for someone would have to be for the love of my life (I know who it is but she doesnt yet) and it would be spaghetti and meatballs from scratch. A simple but wonderful meal served with a great Italian red, then off to the couch to cuddle in front of a fire and…. hey since when is that any of your business! *calms down* …… So you say I need to try a Primotivo, eh? Sounds like a fair game. Hey, how can you lose at $10 or so a pop? I never feel bad if its only $10 or so, and if its to try a wine I never have all the better. Gotta expand my ol’ palate.

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    QOTD: Well I can cook, since that is what I do for a livng *wink*. But one meal for someone would have to be for the love of my life (I know who it is but she doesnt yet) and it would be spaghetti and meatballs from scratch. A simple but wonderful meal served with a great Italian red, then off to the couch to cuddle in front of a fire and…. hey since when is that any of your business! *calms down* …… So you say I need to try a Primotivo, eh? Sounds like a fair game. Hey, how can you lose at $10 or so a pop? I never feel bad if its only $10 or so, and if its to try a wine I never have all the better. Gotta expand my ol’ palate.

  • John_Kenneth_J

    qotd: Blowfish

  • corkscrew

    Some Primitivo's are very good…ZINs. QOTD-cook all the time. Love to grill. http://www.winelx.com

  • http://www.livingroomwarehouse.com/ Sectional Sofas

    Great article!

  • Anonymous

    For how long should a Primitivo be decanted before drinking?

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