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18 March 2015 | Primo Estate

McLaren Vale Vintage Report 2015

“A very dry and warm growing season meant early flowering and put us on track for a very early start to harvest. Large rainfall events in the first half of January provided welcome relief for many vineyards in the area, especially dry-grown. Vineyards that were looking dry bounced back with healthier-looking canopies – our Clarendon vineyard (which has very limited water supply) improved out of sight in the space of two weeks.

“The rain, in conjunction with mild January temperatures, slowed down the rate of ripening. As a result, vintage started just slightly earlier than normal.

“As the temperature warmed up, so did the rate of ripening. This was helped along by the recently invigorated canopies from the rain events the month before. The warm and dry conditions continued through February. The result was a very short and condensed vintage period. Logistical pressure on wineries was high, but those who had the fermentation space and the availability of harvesters no doubt pulled in some of the best quality fruit the Vale has seen in years.

“Fruit concentration and expression is very high. Varietal expression across all varieties is strong, showing a broad spectrum and depth of flavour. Natural acidity held up extremely well (the best I have seen) which also helped to preserve the condition of the juice.

“Yields were average size. Stand-out varieties for Primo Estate were Shiraz in general and Pinot Grigio from Clarendon.”


– Daniel Zuzolo, winemaker, Primo Estate

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