Region: Basilicata, Italy
Italian wine is steeped in such tradition that it can be hard to find new winemakers. Enter Tenuta Parco dei Monaci, a producer since 2011. Primitivo, the Italian brother to Zinfandel, is known for full-bodied richness thanks to early-ripening grapes that are laden with sugar by harvest. This wine is fruit-forward and spicy, with soft, smooth tannins and a nice backbone of acidity to bring it all into balance. If you’re ready to try something new from Italy, here’s your chance!