12 E Mezzo Primitivo 2017

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A new brand from the Varvaglione family – producers of Pinnacoli – made for today’s younger generation. These are traditionally made, sustainable wines produced with a modern approach.  Created by Marzia, Angelo and Francesca, the 3 “under 30” children of the Varvaglione family, the brand focuses on lower alcohol and fashionable labels – combining the millennial style of easy drinking, quality wines with cool, eye-catching design.
Great structure, smooth and full of ripe tannins, this wine has a very elegant ruby red color, with intense fruity scents of mature plums, tobacco leaves and cocoa. Slightly spicy, its finish is reminiscent of vanilla.
Recommended Food: Grilled meat, pasta and pizza

The 12 e mezzo Primitivo del Salento from Varvaglione Vigne & Vini begins with a pleasing aroma of ripe blackberry, black cherry, plums, cola, cocoa and vanilla. The wine tastes rich and luscious with lots of sweet, ripe dark fruit (blackberry and plum mainly) drenched in chocolate and vanilla. It also features some nicely integrated smoky, peppery spice. This is a fun one to drink for sure and a great wine for fans of big, tasty Zinfandels. It ends dry with all the same flavors from the palate lingering in the mouth for quite a while.

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4 Reviews

Louis Rizzo Jan 14th 2021

12 E Mezzo Primitivo

a wonderful example of the southern Italian wine-making craft. Rich flavors, but smooth finish.

Wi Dec 25th 2020


Great wine at a great price it was recommended to me by a friend and I wasn't disappointed

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