2013 PRIMO & CO 'THE TUSCAN' SHIRAZ SANGIOVESEPrimo & Co
Producer: Primo Estate
Grape: Shiraz 82% Sangiovese 18%
Region: Tuscany, Italy
Zone: IGT of Toscana, Italy
The sixth release of Primo & Co. ‘The Tuscan’ is a blend of 82% Shiraz and 18% Sangiovese from the Cortona sub region of Tuscany. Gianpaolo Chiettini, the Italian enologist with whom we collaborate to produce ‘The Tuscan’, introduced us to a small grower in the emerging region of Cortona in northeast Tuscany. Cortona has emerged as the pre-eminent Shiraz region of Italy due to the concentration and richness of the fruit being produced.
Tasting note: There are vibrant spicy red berry fruits in the aroma and the palate starts off fleshy then goes all cherry/savoury on the finish.
Growing System: Guyot
Production: After fermentation the wine spent 9 months in older French oak barriques and some new American oak barriques to marry the varietal components and soften the tannins.
Alcohol (%) 14%