Here's a dinner-party fact for you; southern Italy's Primitivo is the same grape as California's Zinfandel. As well as a couple from Croatia too.
Whatever you choose to call it, this is a grape that like lots of heat, and you can taste it. It's a Big, Baked sort of wine with dark fruits, spice and a high alcohol content.
Think of it like sex-symbol Rudolph Valentino; born in Puglia, moved to America, became a heart-throb.
Match with Big Game, such as hare, smoked duck or venison.