Did You Know?
Owing its name to its early ripening, Primitivo is a red grape which is the pride of the Puglia region in the south of Italy, particularly : The red soils of Taranto Province where it is used to make  “Primitivo di Manduria” Doc and “Primitivo di Manduria Dolce Naturale” Docg,  and among the hills of Gioia del Colle and the Bari Province Murgia uplands.
Primitivo can provide very high sugar concentrations and levels, and also has the capacity to transform much of its sugar content into alcohol, so that it is not unusual to find Primitivo wines with degrees as high as  18°.