Impressively tasty for just $6, the Trader Joe’s Epicuro Primitivo di Manduria.
The Epicuro Primitivo is available exclusively at Trader Joe’s and sells for just $5.99. It is Imported by D’Aquino Italian Importing Company.
Made from selected grapes in the ancient Apulia Region (the heel of Italy), this Primitivo is among the best expression of the passion and “know how” of the winemaking culture in Southern Italy. Warm in the mouth, well-structured, it pairs well with any kind of meat and roasts. A taste of history that takes you straight to the future…Cent’Anni!!!!
The 2017 Epicuro Primitivo di Manduria begins with an aromatic nose full of sour cherry and berry flavors, licorice and vanilla plus some intriguing spice notes. Tasting the wine shows lots of sweet and sour cherry fruit wrapped up in a soft mouthfeel. It ends with an impressively long finish for such a low price. Pair it with Italian meat sauces.
This is another simple but tasty wine and a great find at only $6. And while Primitivo is the same grape as Zinfandel, this is a distinctly Italian tasting wine versus what you typically find in California Zinfandel.