Sourced from the vineyard in the Riparbella area, Prima Pietra is structure and elegance personified, an eloquent expression of the exceptional quality of its terroir. The bouquet is full-volumed and near-endless, with fragrances of wild red berry melding into delicate notes of spice. The palate is complex, displaying impressive extractive depth and tannins that are dense, smooth, and glossy.
|Grapes:||50% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 10% Petit Verdot|
|Harvest period:||Merlot: Second half of September; Cabernet franc and Petit Verdot: first days of October; Cabernet Sauvignon: mid-October|
|Soil profile:||Abundant pebble-gravel and iron-rich clays|
|Vineyard density:||9,600 vines/ha|
|Vineyard yield:||50 q/ha|
|Vinification:||20 days in conical wooden vats, at a temperature of 28°C, separately for each grape variety.|
|Maturation:||18 months in French oak barriques, 50% new.|