Pristinvm (the Latin for ‘original, former, ancient’) is Viandante's homage to central Italy's millennial history of winemaking.
It takes native varieties cultivated over the ages – Ciliegiolo, Pugnitello, Sanforte and Foglia Tonda – and applies the latest in vine-growing and wine-making philosophy to them, blending the varieties in varying proportions according to each year's harvest, to produce a wine of huge finesse.
Full bodied red with intense dark fruited nose, black pepper from Ciliegiolo. Velvety yet definite tannins are enveloped in toasty oak that would release additional layers of complexity over time, although drinking well now since long and energetic.
85% Ciliegiolo and 15% Foglia Tonda, Pugnitello, Canaiolo.
Passignano sul Trasimeno (PG)
300 - 320 metres above sea level.
silty and sandy soils
Single guyot with 4 to 6 buds
10,000 with drip irrigation (only used in need)
Late September, early October
Second passage 225 barriques
Co-fermented in 3,000 to 5,000 litres non-lined concrete vats with temperature control
12 months in barriques, 8 months of bottle refinement before release