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Top Rated Primitivo

The vineyards of Feudi di San Marzano in Apulia, Italy

Primitivo, so named because of its tendency to ripen early, is grown primarily in the Puglia (or Apulia) region of Southern Italy. It is used to make dark red wines with bold and fruity flavors.

The top Primitivos we've tasted, starting with our highest rated wines.

 

De La Montanya
2005 Limited Release Primitivo

Dry Creek Valley, CA
14.5/20

$34

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Masseria Altemura
2010 Sasseo Primitivo
Puglia, Italy
14.5/20
$15

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Tormaresca
2010 Torcicoda
Puglia, Italy
14/20
$22

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Feudi di San Marzano
2010 Primitivo Puglia IGT
Puglia, Italy
13.5/20
$12

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Li Veli
2008 Orion Salento IGT
Puglia, Italy
13/20
$10

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Messina Hof
2010 Cerro Santo Vineyard Primitivo
High Plains, Texas
13/20
$22

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