2011 Uvaggio Primitivo 'barile'

100% Primitivo
100% Bella Vigna Vineyard
100% Lodi appellation

We selected the best portion of the vineyard to produce this stylized, ‘riserva’ tier bottling.  After a cold maceration the must was inoculated with a fruit enhancing yeast strain.

Following fermentation and pressing, we filled a significant percentage of both new and newer barrels, with a malo-lactic conversion taking place in small cooperage.  The total time in barrel was about seven months - a combination of 30% new Hungarian oak, 30% once used Hungarian and French oak, with the balance in fairly neutral French oak.

Bottled in June 2012; 13.9% alcohol, pH 3.66 & TA 5.7 g/l

Supple and layered; with subtle aromas and flavors of dark fruits (cherry & plum), along with hints of spice (pepper & clove); with a rich, lingering, complex finish.

Uvaggio Primitivo 'barile' Press

"Made in a completely different style from Uvaggio’s typical Primitivo, this is meant to be a reserve-tier bottling, with seven months in new and once-used oak. Crisp berry flavor, along with a hint of cranberry, makes this juicy and balanced. It finishes softly on a slightly nutty note." — Virginie Boone


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