Primatio is a rare wine produced entirely with Nebbiolo, in Lombardy Apennines. Our territory is also known as "Old Piedmont" and Nebbiolo has came back in the area after several decades of absence. The vine is well suited to our white soils, which have characteristics similar to those of the Langhe, although the climate is slightly drier and warmer. The vines of Nebbiolo are the first to sprout and develop and the last to be harvested. The long vegetative season allows the grapes to ripen slowly and to accumulate substances that give body and structure to the wine and a beautiful ruby red color.
From the vintage 2016 Primatio benefits from aging in oak barrels.
TYPE Red, aged 12 months in barrique
COLOUR Ruby red, tending to garnet with age
ALCOHOL 15% vol
NOSE Fruity and dried flowers, acquire spiced nuances aging
PALATE Full body, dry, balanced, good texture and long persistence
FOOD SUGGESTIONS Salami appetizers, first tasty dishes, braised beef, roast and grilled meat, game
SERVICE Open 1 hour in advance and serve at 18-20 °C in large glasses, like gran cru
CELLARING 10+ years
NOTES Presence of lees is a natural process and it is an indication of a genuine product. Store flat, suitable for aging