Conviviale Primitivo del Salento, Puglia, Italy
Conviviale is a production of the Boutinot wine company, who sources grapes from all over Europe to make affordable and traditional wines. The Primitivo (also known as Zinfandel) comes from the Manduria zone in the Salento region. This is the heartland of Primitivo – famed for generous, concentrated wines from old unirrigated bush vines. Extended skin contact without the use of oak barrels makes for a fresh and fruity style of wine. Aromas of blackberries, dried fruits and sweet spices lead on the nose, with the palate displaying plum and black cherry fruit with hints of dried figs – ripe with tannins balanced by fresh acidity.