THE WINEMAKING TEAM
Primus wines are crafted by a team of ex
pert viticulturists and winemakers le
d by winemaker, Cristian Aliaga, who
has over 10 years experience at Veram
onte. Alvaro Espinoza, one of the wo
rlds most respected winemakers, widely
known as an innovator and champion of some of Chiles best
red wines, joined the team
to craft the Primus wines.
Alvaro works closely with the team to continually refine vi
neyard and winery practices that deliver rich, ripe fruit
with complexity, intensity and distinctiveness.
The 2010 vintage was a dry season with a warm summer an
d a temperate fall which allowed grapes to fully ripen
producing nice concentrated wine with a lot of fruit. Th
e grapes were hand harvested, cooled and double sorted,
first as whole clusters and then as
single berries after destemming. W
hole berry fermentations occurred in
temperature controlled concrete and stainless steel tanks.
Deep violet purple
Dark plum, blackberry and violet notes
Raspberry, plum and blueberry flavors
merge with floral notes of violet, subtle
lack pepper and tobacco. Full and
structured, with well-integrated
tannins and a lengthy finish.
82% Malbec, 10% Syrah,
8% Petit Verdot
14 months in French oak,