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Primary Notes: Blackberries, Currant, Black Cherry Strawberry
Tertiary Notes: Dried FruitLeather
Body: Medium +
Tannin: Medium +
Origin & Awards
Origin: Puglia, Italy
Grape: Primitivo (Zinfandel, Crljenak Kastelanski)
Fermentation: Organic, Biodynamic Steel Only
Serving Temperature: Best enjoyed at 18 Degrees
Asian Food Pairing: Kbbq, venison hot plate, Wagyu steak
Western Food Pairing: Lasagna, T bone steak, game
B.io bpuntoio Primitivo Puglia Organic IGP
Did you know, b.io means love itself, 'b' as Buono(good), good wine as you can't expect it from an organic wine, 'b' as Bene (love), love itself, 'lo' I decide, make the choice on what is good for me and the environment. Hailing from Puglia Italy, B.io wines revolve around sustainability and certification, linked to goodness and quality. Its name probably derives from the fact that it is a rather early ripening grape. The plant produces purple grapes and is mainly grown in Puglia, where it is the most widespread varietal. It is thought to have originated in Dalmatia and this belief is borne out by its similarity to a number of Croatian varietals.
Analysis of the DNA has also confirmed the theory that Primitivo and Zinfandel (which originated in the Austro-Hungarian Empire and which has become one of the mainstays of California winegrowers) are actually the same grape.
Luscious and Intense red color with a complex bouquet reminiscent of cherries, raisins and toasted almonds. B.io Primitivo is plump and Full-bodied on the palate but at the same time mild and elegant. Long lasting pleasant aftertaste.
After destemming, Primitivo grapes are not pressed, but left intact to reduce the damage to the skins and optimize the extraction of the color. Fermentation takes place at a controlled temperature of 24-25°C for 8-10 days. During the early stages of fermentation, the grapes are repeatedly racked and returned to bring out their aroma and tannins.
Wines with rich flavours and aromas are a good choice when serving meat dishes. Next time you're heading out for some Kbbq or Japanese meat bbq, give this a go! Great with meats and grilled vegetables alike!