If you’re a wine drinker in search of serious value, let your itinerary take you to Puglia, the heel of the boot of Italy. Primitivo, which is Zinfandel that took a detour on the way from Croatia, has found a home here, and this easy-drinking bottle is a great introduction to it. A vibrant spicy nose of dark fruit leads into a dry, tannic, plummy, palate with blackberry and blueberry notes, baking spices, and a surprising depth and length for a wine of such moderate price. Great on its own or paired with a burger, grilled Portabella mushroom, or hearty lasagna.
REGION: Puglia, Italy