LAYER CAKE Primitivo

Layer Cake

PRIMITIVO

a.k.a. zinfandel

2012

LayerCake

My old grandfather made and enjoyed wine for 80 years. He told me the soil in which the vines lived were a layer cake. He said the wine, if properly made, was like a great layer cake, fruit, mocha and chocolate, hints of spice and rich, always rich. “Never pass up a layer cake,” he would say. I have always loved those words.

~Tribute to Jayson Woodbridge’s Grandfather

TASTING NOTES
The Layer Cake Primitivo comes right at you with huge inky black fruit, spice and white pepper. Layered and rich in the mouth with jammy black cherries, truffles, espresso and a dense, creamy texture. Always in the background are hints of earth and minerals from the ancient sea beds that are the Puglia terroir. The Primitivo is always a go-to wine; it works with almost any food, and is great all by itself. Go to the Layer Cake Wines Facebook page, look at the photos of Puglia, and drop yourself into the dream.

WINE FACTS
100% Pure Old Vine Primitivo from Salento, the “heel of the boot” of Italy, specifically the area of Manduria.

The grapes are from within the Manduria Denominazione di Origine Controllata, but the DOC labeling requires 14% alcohol. We found the wine to have better balance below 14%; therefore, it falls into IGT Puglia for area designation.

Fermented in stainless steel to preserve the fruit character, then more concentrated lots see three to four months in two-year-old French barriques to soften the tannins.

Alcohol 13.5% by volume

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easy drinking and smooth

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