Region: Piedmont, Italy
Color/Style: Red Wine
Grapes: Grignolino, Barbera
Location: Castelletto Merli is located in the hills of Monferrato, in the province of Alessandria, in Piedmont
Vinification: Fermentation and maceration for 8 days in stainless steel with indiegnous yeasts. Maturation in concrete with no fining. Wide filtration (0,45 micron) at bottling. Miniscule amounts of sulfites added only at bottling.
About the Producer
Prima Piuma is a low intervention, organic line of wines created by Summer Wolff in collaboration with Azienda Agricola Gaia born out of the need for fun, fresh, real wines priced for everyday drinking. Gaia is a beautiful, organic estate located just two hills over from Cascina Iuli (where Summer and her husband, Fabrizio Iuli, reside) in the Monferrato. While they have 43ha of land (approximately half of which is under vine and the rest left for orchards to create a true polyculture), what they didn’t have was a market for all of their gorgeous, organic fruit. Summer and Fabrizio have been renting vineyards from them for almost a decade now, and in recent years they've started working more closely with their oenologist, Gianluca Ravizza, on different projects and labels. Prima Piuma is a joint effort between Gianluca and Summer in winemaking, aging, and bottling. Just like organic food should be available to everyone, so should organic wine. Hence, the birth of Prima Piuma... "Slow fashion" wine for all!