Epicuro Puglia Primitivo 2021

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Epicuro Puglia Primitivo 2021

The Epicuro Puglia Primitivo 2021 is a $6.99 Trader Joe’s import exclusive. The grapes were sourced from the Apulia region of Puglia in southeast Italy.

Epicuro is one of the 10 brands from FeMar a third-generation family-owned winery. They produce a wide variety of Italian and Sicilian wines, several of which are available at Trader Joe’s.

Epicuro Puglia Primitivo 2021

Puglia is the home of value-priced wines in Itlay, with over 100 IGT-designated growing areas. IGT is a level below DOC wines, the rules and regulations are lessened, but the wines reflect the terroir of their location.

Primativo and Zinfandel are the same grape grown thousands of miles apart. One major difference is a bunch of Zinfandel grapes ripen at different speeds, a bunch can include grapes that are too ripe and grapes that have yet to ripen. Primativo grapes ripen at the same speed.

The Epicuro Puglia Primitivo 2021 a $6.99 wine is the type of wine a typical Italian family would serve with their daily meal.

The Epicuro Puglia Primitivo 2021 tasting notes did not mention oak barrel aging but did say there was an extended maceration process (that is where the color and chemicals from the grape skin get imparted into the juice). The alcohol content is 14%.

The Epicuro Puglia Primitivo 2021 Tasting Notes

The color is raspberry jam red with black highlights. The nose is ripe black cherry, hinting of minerality, a savory note, and herbs. The Epicuro Puglia Primitivo 2021 is full-bodied with deep, dark flavors.

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This Primitivo tastes like blackberry and cherry, the tannins are chewy, and there is plum, a slap of soft spice, and a little pepper. The mid-palate offers blueberry, tart cranberry, and a salty/nutty sensation. The acidity is well-balanced and allows this $6.99 Red wine to a good length.

The Summary

  • The Epicuro Puglia Primitivo 2021 is a very drinkable, enjoyable wine.
  • Do what the Italians would do and serve this wine on Pasta Night or Pizza Night!
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