Pair Primitivo with these Holiday Dishes

Time to start making a dish list for that holiday menu! Whether for a potluck feast with friends, or a massive cookout in your own kitchen, pairings are essential to the success of any holiday meal! As the saying goes, “Food without wine is a corpse. Wine without food is a ghost.”


2017 Double Gold Award, Reena Retuta

Primrose is an award winning primitivo, lovingly cultivated in Sonoma, CA, by Nicholas Curry – a Bay Are bred, scuba diving father to a two year old son. What started as merely helping out a friend reinvigorate his overgrown, untended vineyard has turned into an annual organic bountiful harvest.

Primitivo is a perfectly balanced red wine – medium bodied, low in tannins, juicy berries on the palate, great to pair with hearty fall dishes. It is easy to drink by itself, but what’s the fun in that? Here are suggestions to pair with across the menu:

Appetizer:


2015 and 2016 Primitivo, Reena Retuta

With an array of cheeses and charcuterie, this pairing is sure to ease your tastebuds straight into the main course!

Main:


2015 and 2016 Primitivo, Reena Retuta

Whether you go for turkey breast, dark meat, its perfectly crisp skin, or even the ham, pairing primitivo will gently cut through the succulent savoriness, making each bite like it’s the first bite every time.

Dessert:


2015 and 2016 Primitivo, Reena Retuta

As you can imagine, pumpkin flavored everything tends to be overwhelming when fall finally comes around, so if you want to stick to a classic double chocolate fudge cake instead, go for it! With juicy berries on the palate, this primitivo is the perfect pairing for a rich treat to go down in delight.

2015 Primitivo Solano Valley AVA Retail: $48.00
2016 Primitivo Solano County Green Valley AVA Retail: $39.00

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