We at Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant love the newest addition to our "by the glass" list, Prima Materia's Aglianico! If you've never had this wine from California's Lake County, it's not to be missed! It's a great representation of Lake County as an emerging wine region.
Prima Materia wines are crafted in small batches of two to ten barrels each. The winemaking and grape growing are of the intensive hands-on and sustainable sort, often using stems and time, gravity and buckets, rather than expensive impersonal machinery. Wines are unsulfured for much of their lives, allowing them to evolve as living things and new oak is rarely used. The wines are always unfined, unfiltered, hand harvested, and hand bottled and most are estate grown.