Illyria

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Illyria

an ancient region of uncertain boundaries on the E shore of the Adriatic Sea, including parts of present-day Croatia, Montenegro, and Albania
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Since the variety itself has been positively identified as the Primitivo of Puglia, and ultimately the Crljenak Kastelanski of Dalmatia, we are likely to imagine a similar origin for the name, perhaps a corruption of some obscure synonym once known around the Adriatic Sea, maybe even leftover from ancient Illyria. But in fact, the name is as Central European in origin as the varietal itself is Dalmatian, and more particularly, with a Czech twist that put the zin- in Zinfandel.

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