100% 2009 vintage
97.5% Lodi appellation
97.5% Bella Vigna Vineyard
97.5% Primitivo & 2.5% Barbera
Fermented with a fruit enhancing yeast strain, immediately following fermentation and pressing, the wine was quickly filled to barrels so the malo-lactic conversion took place in oak cooperage.
Aged for 9 months in a combination of 15% new Hungarian oak and 85% once used French oak barrels.
Bottled in August 2010; 13.1% alcohol, pH 3.52 & TA 6.2 g/l
Our descriptors: fruity, soft and supple; bright aromas and flavors of currants, pomegranate and red raspberry; underscored by a warm spice note from the oak aging, resulting in a subtly nuanced wine.