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Primitivo di Salento IGT "Mother Zin"

This wine is produced from Primitivo grapes grown in 40 year old vineyards in Apulia.  DNA studies have shown that California’s Zinfandel and Italy’s Primitivo are genetically identical.  Originally found in Italy’s southern region of Apulia where it still thrives today, Primitivo is thought to have been transported to the United States by emigrants in the 19th century.  We invite you to share with us a taste of history and discover the mystique of the “mother of all Zinfandels!”

Furlan has had a long term contract with this winery in Apulia. Their enologist works very closely with vineyard’s manager to make sure the growing protocols are followed to maximize the quality of the  fruit for each vintage.  The grapes are pressed in the winery there and then the juice is brought to the Furlan cellar in refrigerated tank trucks for vinification and aging.

This version is very fresh with lots of bright red and black fruit up front and interesting spice and pepper notes mid palate, which carry all the way through a persistent finish. Easy to drink but still a true expression of what Primitivo can be,  “Mother Zin” pairs with many of our every day foods from red pastas, aged cheeses, even steaks and stews. 

BORGO AL CASTELLO

PUGLIA

Primitivo "Mother Zin" '08

100% Primitivo di Salento; fruit bought from friends in Puglia; bottled by Furlan in Friuli under the label of Borgo al Castello

Primitivo "Mother Zin" '03 1.5 liter

minimum 6