Grape Vari­ety: Zin­fan­del or Primitivo

Geog­ra­phy: Zin­fan­del is California’s spe­cialty grape. Also pro­duced in Italy and Croatia.

Viti­cul­ture: Research into viti­cul­ture and an absence of age-old tra­di­tions in Cal­i­for­nia has meant that Zin­fan­del is cul­ti­vated in the best pos­si­ble ter­roir and aided by mod­ern technology.

Varietal/Blend: Zin­fan­del is pro­duced as a varietal.

Fla­vor & Char­ac­ter: Has a unique rasp­berry fla­vor, intense spicy fruiti­ness and a vibrant color.

Vini­fi­ca­tion: New tech­nol­ogy ensures the adapt­abil­ity of this grape. It is capa­ble of pro­duc­ing every­day quaffing wine as well as top class, com­plex, rich reds.

Style: Ranges from light­weight, juicy and fruity to intensely rich aro­matic wines.

Body, Dry/Sweet: Ranges from deli­cious dry reds to sweet­ish, some­times insipid ”blush,” and intensely sweet wines.

Notes: Known as Prim­i­tivo in Italy. It is also prob­a­bly the same as Croatia’s Plavac Mali grape.