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We are thrilled that Master of Wine Rob Geddes gave our newly released 2013 JOSEPH Moda Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 96 points. Rob writes:
"The aromas are intriguing from its complex mix of the fresh and more mature cedar, black currant, celery, angostura and meatstock. The medium bodied, elegant, long palate is a joy. It has a lusciousness from tannins, cloaked in ripe bramble and white truffle fruits, with the length of finely wrought flavours holding well into the finish. It requires deep knowledge and a very sophisticated art form to understand the techniques used to deliver a wine so seemingly elegant, deep, and complex."
- Rob Geddes MW, Author of Australian Wine Vintages
We were thrilled to see our 2010 JOSEPH Angel Gully Shiraz chosen by Decanter magazine for their Top 30 South Australian Shiraz from this exceptional vintage. Tyson Stelzer wrote: 'The exotic, lifted spice profile and flamboyant character of this wine are a direct reflection of the angelic personality of this remarkable patch of dirt at Clarendon.'
Cold days call for rich red wines and hearty food - indulge in a relaxed lunch as we pour our 2013 JOSEPH red wines accompanied by a specially created five course menu of seasonal Italian dishes.
Enjoy a hearty winter feast at our beautiful McLaren Vale Cellar Door. Get a group of friends together and share this long table lunch featuring our iconic JOSEPH wines.
NV PRIMO SECCO SPARKLING WHITE
NV JOSEPH SPARKLING RED
Beetroot Grappa Cured Salmon, Goats Curd & Crispy School Prawn
Rabbit, Taleggio & Wild Broccoli Pizza
2015 JOSEPH D'ELENA PINOT GRIGIO
Ribolita – Tuscan Style Vegetable, Cannellini Bean & Ham Hock Soup
2013 JOSEPH NEBBIOLO
Wood Oven Baked Hand Made Gnocchi & Duck Ragu
2013 JOSEPH MODA CABERNET MERLOT
2013 JOSEPH ANGEL GULLY SHIRAZ
Porchetta – Traditional Spit Roasted Rolled Berkshire Pork, Cauliflower Mash & Cavolo Nero
NV JOSEPH FRONTI
Merlesco poached apple, bread and butter pudding, Strega Ice Cream
Tickets are limited so early booking is recommended
Alcohol free 'Drivers tickets' for non-drinkers and children under 18 can be purchased for $95. No refunds less than 7 days prior to the event.
La Dolce Vita Catering will endeavour to cater for all dietary requirements and food allergies however we can't guarantee that meals provided are to exact specifications. Every effort is made to accomodate these requests and strict protocols are followed to ensure that meals are safe for guests with dietary requirements. It should be noted that it is difficult to ensure that ingredients that may cause allergic reactions are kept completely seperate as we try to accomodate a large variety of dietary requirements. We cannot guarantee that traces of certain products will not be in our food and we explicitly accept no liability. For serious food allergies you must make your own decision on selecting meals and our staff's comments are only to assist you in making an informed decision. It is the sole responsibility of the person making the booking to advise their guests with dietary requirements. If you have any questions regarding dietary requirements please call Rob at La Dolce Vita on 0416 146 168
JamFactory shares our love of great design and craftmanship so their handcrafted KINK oil bottles are the perfect way to serve the newly released 2015 JOSEPH First Run Extra Virgin Olive Oil. To celebrate the release of the new season's oil we have one JamFactory KINK bottle valued at $125 and one bottle of 2015 JOSEPH First Run Extra Virgin Olive Oil valued at $32 to give away.
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Our lucky competition winner David flew in from Queensland to enjoy the lunch of a lifetime in cellar door. David invited 10 friends to share the experience and Joe raided our cellar for some very special bottles - including an Imperial of 2012 JOSEPH Moda Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot for David to take home.
The menu by the wonderful La Dolce Vita Catering included:
NV JOSEPH Sparkling Red
NV Primo Secco Sparkling
Crostini and Crumbed Olives in the courtyard as canapes
2015 JOSEPH d'Elena Pinot Grigio
Frutti Di Mare
Selection of local seafood
2005 JOSEPH Nebbiolo
2001 JOSEPH Angel Gully Shiraz
2001 JOSEPH Moda Cabernet Merlot en magnum
Anatara Alla Veneziana
Wild greens, polenta
Spiedo Di Maiale Arrosto
Spit roasted suckling pig
Winter root vegetables
Fennel, radicchio, orange salad
2013 JOSEPH La Magia Bortrytis Riesling Traminer
Mela Cotogna e Crostata Di Mandorle
Prosecco braised quince, almond tart
Our cellar door will be closed for a private event on Sunday 7th and Monday 8th of June (Queens Birthday weekend). We apologise for any inconvenice caused and look forward to welcoming our guests back 11am - 4pm seven days a week from Tuesday 9th June onwards.
McLaren Vale's olive trees are dripping with fruit ready for harvest. Next week we pick and press the olives, the following week Joe makes his blend, the week after that we bottle it and the first week in June we pour it for you at our traditional Olive Harvest Celebration Lunch!
Don't miss this seasonal highlight featuring the freshest olive oil you will ever taste. Enjoy a mouthwatering menu of traditional Italian dishes bursting with the new oil, straight from the tree.
Don't miss this chance to taste the newly released La Biondina Colombard 2015 along with a selection of our wines perfectly paired with an olive oil lover's dream menu. Get a group of friends together an celebrate the very best of local, seasonal produce in McLaren Vale's most stylish cellar door.
2015 Primo Estate La Biondina Colombard
Herb Crumbed Stuffed Green Olives
2013 Primo Estate Shale Stone Shiraz
PASTA AL FORNO
Casarecce Pasta, Green Olive, Cotechino and Chicken Ragu
2013 Primo Estate Zamberlan Cabernet Sangiovese
GUANCIALE DI MANZO
Sangiovese braised beef cheeks, wild winter greens and soft polenta
2013 JOSEPH La Magia Botrytis Riesling Traminer
E CROSTATA DI MANDORLE
Primo Secco braised quince, and almond tart with mascarpone
“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
EASTER OPENING HOURS 2015
Our McLaren Vale cellar door will be open for wine tasting:
Thursday 2nd April OPEN 11am - 4pm
Friday 3rd April CLOSED
Saturday 4th April OPEN 11am - 4pm
Sunday 5th April CLOSED - HAPPY EASTER!
Monday 6th April OPEN 11am - 4pm
Tuesday 7th April OPEN 11am - 4pm
We look forward to welcoming you for a free tasting of our Primo Estate wines or you may wish to book for a sit down flight our our premium JOSEPH wines and Extra Virgin Olive Oils accompanied by a small tasting platter of bread and cheese in our JOSEPH Experience. There is a $15 per head cover charge for the JOSEPH tasting which is refunded upon purchase from the JOSEPH range.
To book your JOSEPH Experience Tasting please call: 08 8323 6800, booking is advised as spaces are limited.
Join us for a celebration of all things Venetian at this relaxed cellar door lunch.
You will be greeted with a glass of our newly released Primo Secco sparkling white. Joe flies to Italy every year to make our Primo & Co The Venetian Garganega just outside Venice. The newly arrived 2014 vintage will be perfectly paired with a classic Venetian fish stew.
Our Zamberlan Cabernet Sangiovese is made using the Venetian 'Ripasso' technique where young wine is pumped over the dried grape skins from our JOSEPH Moda to make a rich, full-bodied red, perfect for the cooler days of autumn and delicious paired with some seasonal local lamb.
The lunch finishes with a selection of cheeses accompanied by our rich, spicy Shale Stone Shiraz.
Gather a group of friends and book now for this relaxed lunch at McLaren Vale's most stylish cellar door.
NV Primo Secco Sparkling White
Smashed Cannellini Beans with Aioli and Sardine Fillet
2014 Primo & Co The Venetian Garganega
Goolwa Cockle, Snapper, Corn & Pancetta
2013 Primo Estate Zamberlan Cabernet Sangiovese
PULLED LAMB SHOULDER
Caponata, Goats Curd & Salmoriglio
2013 Primo Estate Shale Stone Shiraz
Selection of Local and Imported Cheeses with Seasonal Fruit
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