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Prime Primitivo in Manduria

Word on the wine and my visit to the local wine museum in Manduria

sunny 72 °F

Mark Manduria on the map if you are a wine lover - and if you're particularly fond of Primitivo- this is paradiso!


What is Primitivo?

Primitivo is derived from Latin " early ripening". The delectable wine of Manduria traces its origins are traced to Croatia, which is located across the Adriatic sea. A sister wine to Primitivo is California Zinfandel.

Which are the charateristics of the wine? High alcohol, rustic, chewy tannin, sweet taste at the finish.

The grape of Primitivo is the third most planted grape in Puglia and is the sole varietal used in the region’s only DOCG wine, Primitivo di Manduria Dolce Naturale.

Off a very unassuming road is the fantastic Museo della Civilita del Vino (Wine Museum), the best place to go to purchase wine and view several
pieces of local artifacts-from old wine tools to pottery

Wine and museum tours are conducted here. Check the museum Facebook page for tour availability. My wine tour was conducted mainly in Italian. Luckily, I know enough of the language to get the gist of what the tour guide was saying. However, there may be arrangement to have a tour with a English speaker.

The Wine Museum is located at:

Via Fabio Massimo 19 | c/o Cantina Produttori Vini Manduria, 74024, Manduria, Italy
FB: museodelprimitivo

Posted by Marinarena 15:59 Archived in Italy Tagged italy museum wine museo winery italia puglia apulia manduria primitivo

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