2012 "mbf" Primitivo
Speedy Creek Vineyard. I first hiked the Speedy Creek Vineyard in Knights Valley with owner Dave Burton in 2008. Speedy Creek refers to the 'speed' of their seasonal winter creek as it cascades down alongside their hillside vineyard. Dave's Primitivo grapes have an intensity of character reflective of this true hillside terroir.
Brenda's Winemaking. 2012 is our fourth vintage of Primitivo and our wnemaking approach remains consistent--gentle handling and oak aging. Fermentation took place in an open top tank, with 3 times per day punch-downs. The wine was barreled down dirty and malolactic fermentation took place in barrel. The wine was aged in 100% French oak barrels for 18 months, with approximately 50% new Francois Freres barrels.