A deeply coloured wine with exuberant perfumes of ripe red and black berry fruits, with notes of spice from the oak ageing. Made in the style of an Amarone, it is concentrated and opulent on the palate, with great balance. It is elegant, velvety and supple, with a long finish.
By producing wines of quality, Mark Shannon and his partner, Elvezia Sbalchiero, have succeeded in making Primitivo one of Italy
The Primitivo grapes were dried for five weeks then underwent a leisurely, cold (18°C) fermentation. About one third of the wine spent time in three year old French oak, to gain another layer of complexity without picking up any oak flavour.