2015 was a challenge, but we have such special growers that they pulled off a miracle; they had patience to wait until the could deliver excellent ripe grapes.
A Mano Primitivo is Italian in its heart; elegant, fruity, fresh complex, interesting and drinkable. And when I make A Mano Primitivo I feel almost Italian; I make wine like Elvi cooks, with great care for the gorgeous ingredients and lots of respect for tradition and heritage.
Around mid-September, when the ripe grapes arrived we crushed and refrigerated them, then allowed to ferment with their own wild yeasts. The very cold fermentation proceeds for several weeks. The wines then rest underground before bottling.
Open a bottle and share it with friends over a plate of pasta, penne all’arrabbiata or spaghetti alla carbonara, but remember, whatever you can grill, roast or stew we guarantee it will go well with A Mano Primitivo!