Poggio Anima Lilith Primitivo - $26.00
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Primitivo may be related to Zinfandel through a common Croatian grandmother, but this is far from any CA jammy slurper. Dark and brooding color, intense nose of smoke, meat and blackberry, and a lean earthy backbone. the fruit does show, but this is a hearty spicy wine that yearns for roasted meat.
According to Jewish folklore, Lilith was the first wife of Adam. She was banished from the Garden of Eden when she refused to make herself subservient to Adam’s sexual requests. When she was cast out of the Garden, she was made into a demon, and Adam was given a second wife, Eve, who was fashioned from his rib to ensure her obedience to her man. Where Adam was created from dust, Lilith was created from filth and sediment. Primitivo refuses to be submissive to the oenology that it is the same grape as its close relative Zinfandel. Many subscribe to this idea, though they are both mutations of Crljenak, a Croatian varietal. Primitivo always brings plenty of flesh and ripeness to the table with a solid spine of certainty and structure.
- Region: Basilicata IGT
- Varietal: 100% Primitivo
- Vintage: 2011
- Vineyard: Taverna's Nova Siri Vineyard
- Vine Age: 15 years old
- Yield: 2.7 tons per acre
- Soil Type: Brown Clay & Stone
- Oak: None - Stainless Steel
- Production: 800 cases