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Prima Materia USD 28.00 750ml

Prima Materia Arkao Bordeaux Blend 2013

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72 cases made Co-fermented in t-bins, destemmed and crushed, 9 days to dryness. Wood basket pressed. Barbera used to top barrels. 2 years in 3 neutral barrels, battonage several times. Never racked, no SO2 for first 12 months, 30 ppm free at bottling. Hand bottled. Vineyard: Novavine budwood vineyard 15 miles north of UC Davis. This is a vineyard grown for budwood to graft onto rootstocks. There are over 250 rows of different grapevine clones grown here in the sandy Yolo soils. The light soils develop good aromatics tempered by the persistant heat of the valley that yields soft, low tannin wines, much like Eastern Washington. Carménère’s slow ripening at sea level requires just such an environment. Label image: Arkao” comes from the word “arche” which means beginning and first principle in Greek. The label depicts the descending bird as the breath of God, and the dragon is the Prima Materia which the breath sets into motion, becoming life. The dragon fights for balance while the men seek to learn its secrets.

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Color: Red
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Prima Materia:
Prima Materia Winery and Pop-up Kitchen crafts both wine and food with an Old World voice that celebrates the exceptional and the obscure.   Our wines include rarities such as Aglianico, Sagrantino, Cabernet Franc and Refosco among many others, while our pop-up wine dinners explore related moments and movements in regional wine and fo... Read more
Prima Materia Winery and Pop-up Kitchen crafts both wine and food with an Old World voice that celebrates the exceptional and the obscure.   Our wines include rarities such as Aglianico, Sagrantino, Cabernet Franc and Refosco among many others, while our pop-up wine dinners explore related moments and movements in regional wine and food culture. ​ Please consider signing up for our pop-up wine dinners or wine release notifications.   Read less

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72 cases made Co-fermented in t-bins, destemmed and crushed, 9 days to dryness. Wood basket pressed. Barbera used to top barrels. 2 years in 3 neutral barrels, battonage several times. Never racked, no SO2 for first 12 months, 30 ppm free at bottling. Hand bottled. Vineyard: Novavine budwood vineyard 15 miles north of UC Davis. This is a vineyard grown for budwood to graft onto rootstocks. There are over 250 rows of different grapevine clones grown here in the sandy Yolo soils. The light soils develop good aromatics tempered by the persistant heat of the valley that yields soft, low tannin wines, much like Eastern Washington. Carménère’s slow ripening at sea level requires just such an environment. Label image: Arkao” comes from the word “arche” which means beginning and first principle in Greek. The label depicts the descending bird as the breath of God, and the dragon is the Prima Materia which the breath sets into motion, becoming life. The dragon fights for balance while the men seek to learn its secrets.

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150 cases produced.

Closure: Cork

Notes: 20% new

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.3% pH: 3.7

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