Sampietrana. Primitivo 'Ambasciatori'
A longtime Bat and Bottle best seller; fresh, correct, damson, strawberry and floral flavours. The genuine article with its beautifully faded brick patina, a rare wine. 13%
This Primitivo is from goblet cordon trained vines, a system that leaves hand-picking as the only option. The soils are clay with some chalk and the yield is around nine hectolitres per hectare. Fermentation is in lined cement tanks which have a cooling element dropped in to act as temperature control. Ageing is in cement tank and bottle, a tried and tested solution.