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  • Italy 2022 F. Principiano Langhe Rosso Slarina

2022 F. Principiano Langhe Rosso Slarina

$35.00 $24.99 Excl. tax

Pure slarina, yet another rare native Piemontese grape variety. Once illegal to plant, it is making a minor resurgence thanks to its resonance with the current trend for lighter, chillable reds. 

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This little unassuming bottle of Langhe Rosso, which is often a designation for blends of the well known Piedmontese varietals, is actually made from 100% slarina. An almost forgotten, rare grape varietal that was once illegal to plant has been saved from extinction and is now in the hands of curious winemakers like Ferdinando Principiano. We love a fairytale grape story. Ferdinando works organically, improving the biodiversity in and around his vineyards by preserving space for wildlife and even creating a pond for migratory birds. His slarina is a spunky low alcohol red that can take a light chill on a warm day. It’s a great porch or picnic wine—sip with antipasto or serve with a lighter seafood pasta in a brothy tomato sauce.