I MAKE WINES TO ENJOY WITH FOOD. ELEGANT SPARKLING WINES, CRISP, FLAVOURSOME, WHITES AND STYLISH, SOFT FINISHING REDS.”
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2016 Primitivo

A complex deliciously savoury wine with wonderful flavours of ripe summer raspberry and pomegranate.

When searching for an Italian red variety to plant, I knew wanted to produce a rich and flavoursome wine, good to drink with a hearty, slow-cooked ragu over winter, but also to suit our warm and sunny climate. Primitivo, a native of sun-soaked southern Italy, inky red and full of spicy blackberry flavours, was the perfect choice. To ensure the flavours were deep and concentrated, we restricted crop levels to one bunch per shoot; time consuming but worth it. We then built racks into two old silos on the farm. Here one-third of the crop was dried to concentrate the fruit flavours further. These raisined and intensely flavoured grapes were then fermented with the rest of the crop—a modern Australian spin on an age old Italian winemaking tradition. All these things have contributed to make a complex and deliciously savoury wine, with wonderful flavours of ripe summer raspberry and pomegranate, and the sweet fragrance of clove, black pepper and all-spice.

2015 Primitivo still available in limited quantities: call or email us for details.

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