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1 - 10 of 10 Wines By Primo Estate
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Primo Estate d Elena Pinot Grigio
McLaren Vale
Available in cartons of six
$2999each
$359DOZEN
EACH
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Primo Estate II Briconne Shiraz Sangiovese
McLaren Vale
Available by the dozen
$2199each
$263DOZEN
EACH
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Primo Estate Joseph Angel Gully Shiraz
McLaren Vale
Available in cartons of six
$7699each
$923DOZEN
EACH
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Primo Estate Joseph Moda Cabernet Merlot
McLaren Vale
Available in cartons of six
$7699each
$923DOZEN
EACH
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Primo Estate Joseph Sparkling Red
Adelaide Hills
Available in cases of 6
Every two years Primo Estate release the Joseph Sparkling Red. An Australian icon with dark, brooding opulence and layered complexity nurtured over many years, the modern history of Australian red wine in a bottle. The ultimate Christmas indulgence, a unique blend of museum vintages from the last forty years, treated to Methode traditionelle, rested on sediments, aged and liqueured with ultra fine ports. A powerful, yet graceful and lively sparkling red which, endowed with complexity, to take on intense flavours and festive occasions.
$7999each
$959DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Joe Grilli and David Tait set about crafting this unique Cuvee with Adelaide Hills Shiraz as the predominant base wine, introducing a part of Moda Cabernet Merlot from every vintage since 1991, a hogshead from each year since 1989 also goes in. A sizeable component of the blend consists of a random mixture of very old vintage stocks Australian reds of various wineries and dates, acquired at auction. This imparts a real antique slant to the finished wine. After traditional fermentation in the bottle and resting on sedimentery yeast lees for a year, Joseph is mindfully liqueured to ensure a drier style and to obtain a perfect balance, with a mixture of old Australian ports from the last century.
 
Deeply coloured, a superfine bead. Currant and blackberry bouquets, clove and some rancio, menthol and earth. This is wine of proportion and folklore, a seamless palate, showing some nicely aged characters, oak just discernible, with a drier than average finish. It is creamy fresh, a serious wine, it can also just as easily be served for a lighter entree or as a very special aperitif.
Primo Estate La Biondina Colombard
Adelaide Plains
Available by the dozen
Raise a glass of La Biondina, a modern Australian classic with an appeal all her own. Each season she returns eternally young, flaunting her style as the world's coolest, pure Colombard wine. Putting a smile on the face of white wine lovers since 1982, Biondina is as attractive and alluring as ever. Our beautiful blonde is a popular little girl who can make friends with a wide variety of dishes but prefers shellfish and spicy Asian recipes.
$1899each
$227DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
The Adelaide Plains are just ten meters above sea level and are rejuvenated every day by the cooling maritime breeze of Gulf St Vincent, you can actually see the ocean from Primo's vineyard. A sunny dry climate and sandy loam soils are perfect for growing the late ripening Colombard. Harvest is always eagerly awaited, as La Biondina represents small batch winemaking at its best. Parcels are picked through separate passes across a spectrum of ripeness levels to achieve the perfect balance between tropically aromatic fruit characters and crisp grape acidity. A long cool vinification, followed by a prompt assemblage and early bottling preserves all the deirably delicate fruit flavours and freshness.
 
Pale straw hues. Light, fresh passionfruit and citrus fill the bouquet, La Biondina has always been a delight. The mouthwateringly lively, exuberant palate exhibits juicy passionfuit, melon and citrus flavours, offering the taste of summer all year round. A wonderful freshness throughout, and zing, the mouth watering, fruit driven palate is the signature of this style, tangy and juicy, finishing with a faint sweetness.
Primo Estate La Magia Botrytis Riesling 375ml
McLaren Vale
Available in cartons of six
$3099each
$371DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Primo Estate Merlesco Merlot
McLaren Vale
Available by the dozen
Hey there gastronauts and bon vivants, here's a secret Joe Grilli's family have known for generations, that fresh young reds are quite often, best enjoyed lightly chilled. Perfect for sharing with friends on a warm summer evening, Merlesco is a deliciously uncomplicated, juicy Merlot wine for unwinding after a hot and bothered day. The team at Primo are not going to tell you how to drink it but this one keeps popping up whenever mates and good food are around.
$1999each
$239DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Merlesco combines fruit from two McLaren Vale sites. The McMurtrie Road property on the valley floor enjoys sunny days and cooling evening breezes from the nearby ocean. Primo's dry grown, shale strewn, Angel Gully in the subregion of Clarendon is the highest vineyard in McLaren Vale, where it enjoys a long, slow growing season with cool evenings and warm days. Harvesting Merlot throughout the chill of night and treating it to a cool fermentation keeps the grapes pristine for a wine that's rich, soft and full of juicy fruit. A regimen of light pumpovers adds extra colour, followed by gentle air bag pressing and four months spent softening in old oak barrels to keep the flavours fresh and young.
 
Bright purple red colour. Fresh blackberry, blueberries and cherry dominate the bouquet. Juicy young fruits of the forest flavours are balanced by good acidity and soft tannins. Delighfully fruit driven with less than a whisper of oak, this is not for the cellar. Merlesco has nailed the style in a deliciously refreshing and quaffable wine, an invigorating young red to be drunk chilled. It will taste even better served out of tumblers, alongside antipasto and pizzette.
Primo Estate Primo Secco
Adelaide Plains
Available by the dozen
$1999each
$237DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Primo Estate Zamberlan Cabernet Sangiovese
McLaren Vale
Available by the dozen
$3499each
$419DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Primo Grilli planted his vineyard in 1973 a a spot 30 kilometres north of Adelaide within the rich fertile market gardening land of Virginia

Only 3 kilometres from the coast, Virginia enjoys the benefits of the cool sea breezes that sweep over the plains in the evenings. Primo built his vineyard with passion and understood completely the life of a vine. The grapes were grown to be turned into wine. His eldest son Joseph grew up with the vines tending them with the rest of the family. Joseph was to be a winemaker. It was not a conscious choice, not an expectation, just a progression, what he had to be. From his very first vintage, at age 20, Primo Estate's Joe Grilli wanted to create revolutionary wines. Ever since, Joe has been doing exactly that; creating some wonderfully dazzling and unconventional wines under the Joseph and Primo Estate labels.

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In 1979 Joseph completed his oenology course at Roseworthy Agricultural College and this coincided with the first vintage of Primo Estate. At this time the Australian wine industry was experiencing a renaissance and was leading the world with the new technology of winemaking. Joseph embraced these ideas. His dreams and passion, however, were the great wine styles of the world. He was consumed with his role as winemaker and from the outset used innovative techniques such as double pruning to make his wine.

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"The vines were 6 years old when we started our first vintage. They were pretty dark times back then in the 70s. You couldn't give red wine away. People only wanted to drink riesling which, fortunately we had a fair bit of!" In 1981 Joseph made a wine that is the epitome of Primo Estate. He was enchanted with traditional German sweet whites and longed to make a similar style. A modern method was used to craft a luscious botrytis Riesling. The 1981 Primo Estate Beerenauslese was one of the first of its kind in Australia.

The success of this wine gave Joseph the confidence to experiment with other methods and non-traditional grape varieties. The Primo Estate la biondina is another success story. Harvesting of the Colombard grape is always eagerly awaited. The fermenting grapes produce heady smells in the winery, turning into a wine that is released young and fresh that almost jumps out of the glass.

In 1987 Joseph with his wife Dina travelled the wine regions of France and Italy. They were taken with the magic of these countries and saw and tasted much of their beauty. They returned after many adventures full of enthusiasm to continue to create their own brand of magic. A new wine was introduced into their range. This time using a traditional Italian method to create a wine with modern breeding. The 1987 'Moda' Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot heralded a new label Joseph and a new beginning.

Working the vintage in Bordeaux Joe and Dina learned about attitude in wine making. What they discovered was considered equally as important as good soil, good climate and good grapes. Wine must, according to those Bordeaux winemakers, be made with serenity. This philosophy was driven home even further when the Grillis' worked two vintages in Italy a few years later. Primo Estate's Il Briccone (the rogue) is a medium weight blend of shiraz and sangiovese with small amounts of barbera and nebbiolo. "This wine has become a major project for us", enthused Joe. Even if people don't know anything about Italian reds I want them to be able to just drink it and enjoy, we want it to parallel our La Biondina, (the little blonde) -our colombard -I know people love drinking that whether they are a wine connoisseur or not."

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Primo Estate also have a vineyard just out of Clarendon at Angel Gully. Clarendon is sandwiched between Adelaide and McLaren Vale in an area where you can hardly find any dirt on which to plant vineyards. It's a very hilly and a difficult viticultural area, cooler than McLaren Vale but not as cool as the Central Adelaide Hills. Does the life of the winemaker ever get monotonous? "Never! Each vintage is different - you never know what is going to happen. It's a great lifestyle", says Dina Grilli.

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