Primitivo…it may sound a bit exotic to some but it is actually the same grape as Zinfandel. Li Veli Orion Primitivo hails from Salento, which is part of the Apulia region of Italy. 100% Primitivo and a textbook example of how enjoyable Primitivo can be without being a burden to your budget.
This Primitivo has an intense nose that features aromas of dark berries, cherries, vanilla, and spice. The wine has bright flavors of anise and cherries with a noticeable amount of lifting acidity. Full-bodied, smooth, and pleasing to the palate! (14% alcohol, $12)
My Wine Rating – B+
Food Pairing Suggestions – Pair with a pizza topped with sausage, burgers, or eggplant parmesan.