Believed by most authorities to be an Italian clone of zinfandel, though some researchers believe it is identical to that grape. In Italy, it is grown primarily in Puglia. Some Italian producers label primitivo meant for export to the United States as zinfandel, which is permitted by law.

Serve With

Roast meats and other simply cooked lamb and beef dishes, steaks and chops, barbecue, hamburger and meatballs, meat stews, wild game, wild mushrooms, and pasta with meat sauce.