Pasqua Desire Lush & Zin Primitivo
A throwback from last weekend… we enjoyed this Pasqua Desire Lush & Zin Primitivo wine, in company of very good friends and a delicious italian-themed tagliata. Primitivo is one of my preferred grapes, due to its intense flavour as well as dark colour.
I had never heard of the winery before, however following the recommendation from our friends at Pop In Confectionery, I decided to give it a try… and it didn’t disappoint. The label of the wine is appealing, however the wine itself is even better. Personally, I found this Primitivo to be better than the Varvaglione 12 e mezzo 2016 because its tasting notes are more intense.
About this wine (Vivino):
A wine with a depth red color; a warm nose that reveals intense aromas of plums, red fruit, spicy notes, vanilla, coffee and cocoa. On the palate, it is warm and round, full body and tannins are soft and velvety.
Souther Italy Primitivo
About Pasqua winery
The history of Pasqua Vigneti e Cantine begins in 1925, when the first generation of the Pasqua brothers came to Verona and established a new business devoted to the trade of wines from their homeland, Apulia. From wine trade and retail, they decided to become a real winery. In a few years, with the acquisition of new vineyards in the Verona area, the company progressively gained importance and visibility.
During the 60s, the second generation of the family entered the business, bringing about an opening to export and an orientation toward quality. The constitution of Cecilia Beretta in the 80s, the agricultural estate and innovative research centre for vines, grafting techniques and vineyards, is the symbol of the family’s constant quest for excellence.
In the mid 2000’s the company made a huge investment, testifying to the deep bond connecting the company and the family with the territory, with the creation of a new headquarters and manufacturing plant in San Felice, in the heart of the family vineyards.
When the third generation, composed by Riccardo, Alessandro, Cecilia and Giovanni, started to lead the company, the international market orientation boosted to a peak in 2009, with the foundation of Pasqua Usa LLC in New York.
In 2017, Pasqua acquired its Chinese importer, founding Pasqua Asia Ltd based in Dalian. The company is currently present in 65 markets worldwide.
Retail price from Pop In Confectionery: EUR9.49