Primitivo

Primitivo is the Italian clone of the Croatian grape Crljenak Kaštelanski, known in California by its more easily pronounceable moniker, Zinfandel. Grown in Puglia, the sun-drenched heel of Italy’s boot, Primitivo has evolved to ripen earlier, which allows for a full...

Carignano

Carignano is a grape with a lot of different names, Carignan in Southern France, Cariñena, Samso, Mollard and Mazuelo in different parts of Spain and Carignane in America. Even on the island of Sardegna where it has found a home in Italy, the grape goes by two names-...

Dolcetto

Dolcetto originates in Dogliani, Piemonte and translates to ‘little sweet one’ which is alluding to the grapes’ relatively low acidity and tannin, especially when compared to neighboring heavy hitters, Barbera and Nebbiolo. Because of this lower acidity and tannin,...

Cannonau

Although its origin is often debated, Cannonau has been grown on the island of Sardegna for centuries. Known in Spain and France as Garnacha and Grenache, respectively, it is one of the world’s most planted grape varieties. Beloved for both aromatic intensity-...