Li Veli Orion Primitivo 2010

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.


Tasting Notes

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.

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