Slarina is slice of Principiano’s bottlings that emphasizes extreme drinkability, due to its low alcohol and the bursting balck and red berries. Slarina a rare grape, and you can find some producers in the Monferrato area that used it to give structure to their Barbera. And, it is a grippy thing! In Principiano’s hands it becomes more spunky and fun than mouth dry-tannins, as most versions tend to do. Ferdinando told us that it is extremely resistant to disease in the vineyard, and this was a reason he planted it.