2012 Uvaggio Primitivo 'acciaio'
92% Bella Vigna Vineyard
8% Leventini Vineyard
100% Lodi appellation
We experimented in this vintage with a modest amount of non-barrel aged Primitivo (in Italian acciaio refers to a wine tank) to bottle this serious and expressive, easy to enjoy quaffer.
After a cold maceration the must was inoculated with a fruit enhancing yeast strain. Following fermentation, pressing and malo lactic conversion, we kept some of the wine on its light lees, while retaining as much of the naturally derived CO2 as possible.
Bottled in Aug, 2013; 14.3% alcohol, pH 3.66 & TA 5.9 g/l
Supple and vibrant; with aromas and flavors of ripe woodland strawberry and tart cherry, along with a briary and slightly herbal aspect; it possess a fresh and vibrant attack, followed by a palate renewing, clean finish.