Beloved Zinfandel Grape



History of Zinfandel - The first documented use of the term Primitivo appears in Italian governmental publications of the 1870s.[4] The name derives from the terms primativus or primaticcio, which refer to the grape's tendency to ripen earlier than other varieties. This name's appearance, 40 years after the first documented use of the term Zinfandel, was previously thought to suggest that Primitivo was introduced to Italy from across the Atlantic; however, this hypothesis has become unlikely since the discovery of the vine's Croatian origin. Excerpt from Wikipedia

English: Zinfandel grapes ripening on a vine i...
English: Zinfandel grapes ripening on a vine in Amador county, California (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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