Cristiano Guttarolo Joha Primitivo 2019
Cristiano Guttarolo’s vineyards are worlds away the plains which often produce
hot, flabby wines. On a plateau of limestone some 400 metres above sea
level, they benefit from the unique climate in which they live. Daytime
temperatures are cooler than usual thanks to a strong breeze from the sea,
while the site’s elevation offers a fluctuation between day and night
temperatures, allowing the grapes to ripen fully while retaining freshness
While the wines are unmistakably Southern Italian; full of wild, sun-drenched fruit, they have a balance often missing around here, one that allows the grape and place to sing and the drinker to enjoy the beautiful minerality that karst soils bring.
Fermented for six days on the skins, before being pressed off to vat to rest until the following spring. Unfiltered and no sulphur added.
Expect notes of wildflowers, black + blue fruits and earth.