A deep purple wine with a rich, full bouquet showing black cherries, violet and mocha notes. Full of juicy blackberry, cherry and plum fruit, with dark mineral and peppery spice on the palate. Impressively concentrated and lush without being heavy or sweet. This wine has a freshness and an acidity that is instantly inviting, leading to a persistent aftertaste with balance and structure.
By producing wines of quality, Mark Shannon and his partner, Elvezia Sbalchiero, have succeeded in making Primitivo one of Italy
Prima Mano Primitivo is thermostyled. The grapes were crushed and put into a jacketed stainless steel fermentor and fermented with native yeasts. Fermentation temperatures reached 30°C with frequent, regular pump-overs to give intense colour and soft, fine tannins. Once the colour and tannin structure were correct the temperature was turned down to 15°C and the wine was allowed to finish fermenting for two weeks. For the first time since A Mano started making the Prima Mano, there was no use of oak to maintain the wine‘s purity.