PRIMITIVO TATARANNE I PARIETI 2021

PRIMITIVO TATARANNE I PARIETI
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A hearty dinner

Looks, Smells, Tastes like:

Brilliant, Full, Classy

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PRIMITIVO TATARANNE I PARIETI, organic Primitivo, spontaneous fermentation in open vats, partial de-stem and whole bunch ferment, elegant yet full and juicy Primitivo with just the right amount of savoury notes.  I parieti are making Primitivo wines with an extra degree of finesse which is not often found with this grape variety.  Soft supple, but no fruit bomb, a serious and gastronomic wine, velvety texture, very tasty.

Is Vegan? Yes
Bottle Size 750ml
Production Method Natural, Organic
Producer I PARIETI - MATTEO SANTOIMMA
Country Italy
Region Puglia, Italy
Vintage 2021
Wine Type Red Wine
Wine Style Full bodied
Grape Primitivo
Terroir calcareous with terra rossa (red earth)
Alcohol 14% abv
Maturation 9 months on fine lees in steel tanks, 4 months in the bottles
Total Sulphur Below 50 mg/litre
Annual Production 0 - 5,000 bottles
Ageing Potential 5-7 years
Food Matching Blue Cheese, Charcuterie, Curries, On its own, Red Meat, Rich Sauces

I Parieti refers to the dry stone walls which encircle the vineyards in the Goia del Colle where this superb estate is located. The exact location is Contrada Montursi – and the estate produces and processes its own products: grapes, olives and cereals. The vineyards, mainly sapling and espalier, are Primitivo, Verdeca, Minutolo and other native varieties, and the main objective is to enhance their most authentic expression.

The owner Matteo Santoiemma wasn't a wine maker and in fact never drank wine until the age of 20. However he became interested in wine and after study in Bordeaux and many trips to places like Barolo, Barbaresco, Bolgheri, Franciacorta, Friuli, Irpinia, and Chianti, he eventually became a manager for Antinori. After 20 years as a manager, he decided to return to his home and become a maker.

The 'handful of stones' that his grandfather had left him (‘u tataranne in the local dialect, from which the eponymous wine label was born), turned out to be much more than that, an old farmhouse and a particularly interesting vineyard with typical alberello-trained vines, planted by his relatives in 1959. Matteo’s project 'I Parieti' came to life in this very vineyard, and he has continued to this day to grow this restoration of his family heritage of wine production. All processes are natural and organic, on top which the old vines and fine terroir they possess produces Primitivo of particular class and elegance.

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The Natural Wine Lexicon

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Natural Yeast Fermentation
  • Nothing Removed, Nothing Added
  • Hand Harvest
  • Unfined
  • Unfilitered
  • Low Sulphur
  • No Added Sulphur
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