L'Archetipo, Puglia Primitivo 2019Regular price $25.00 Save $-25.00
Since the 80’s Francesco Valentino began to convert his land to organic farming, but he came to find he wanted more from the vitality of his vineyards. In 2000 he implemented biodynamic farming. These practices are thanks to his studies on Rudolf Steiner, an Austrian scientist/thinker who touched on endless fields of human endeavor, including biodynamic farming. After a few years of biodynamics, he realized there was still something further to be done. Francesco studied the works of Masanobu Fukuoka, a farmer/philosopher known as the father of modern day natural farming. At long last, he implemented sustainable agriculture, in which all synergies in his vineyard ecosystem were linked: the Synergistic Agriculture, a balanced ecosystem.
This Primitivo (aka Zinfandel) macerates for 20-30 days on its skins. The ageing process takes place over three years: 18 months in stainless steel and then 18 months in large wooden barrels, and finally six months in the bottle. This can cellar well and needs decanting before enjoying.