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24 November 2010 | Primo Estate

Primo Estate La Biondina & JOSEPH d'Elena in Top 100

The 2010 Primo Estate La Biondina Colombard and 2010 JOSEPH d'Elena Pinot Grigio have both featured in the Advertiser Top 100 wines of 2010...


This is a perennial summer favourite with just a few drops of sauvignon blanc thrown in for a bit of zing, here showing up with a waft of passionfruit and pineapple fruit while hanging tightly to its lemon flower and zest core that provides a keen tension between fresh acidity and natural sweetness. Sunshine captured in a bottle. 93 points.


One of the most expressive PGs tasted this year with bergamot/Earl Grey and mandarins featuring in the aromatic profile driven by good minerally acidity, crunchy and fresh in the mouth, fulfilling its "grigio" naming convention, the cooler climate fruit coming mostly from a smart Clarendon vineyard. 94 points.

Both wines are available now from


Time Posted: 24/11/2010 at 7:29 PM Permalink to Primo Estate La Biondina & JOSEPH d'Elena in Top 100 Permalink
Primo Estate
21 October 2010 | Primo Estate

Moda Vintage Guide

Read Joe Grilli's tasting notes on the first 21 vintages of Moda to discover when you should be opening that special bottle. Click here now

Time Posted: 21/10/2010 at 4:34 PM Permalink to Moda Vintage Guide Permalink
Primo Estate
5 October 2010 | Primo Estate

Oz Clarke Ranks JOSEPH Moda in Best Wines of 2011


The 2008 JOSEPH Moda Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot has been rated the #2 wine in the world by top British critic Oz Clarke in his new book Oz Clarke's 250 Best Wines 2011.

The star of 'Oz and James' Big Wine Adventure' writes:

"I remember moaning a few years ago that I only ever drank young Moda, yet the quality and flavour were so full of promise I just knew it would be better with age. The message got through. Earlier this year a box arrived on my doorstep with a clutch of Moda bottles going back to 1992. I was so excited I opened them all to drink during the England-Ireland rugby game - a feast for all senses, I hoped. The rugby was dull, the wines heavenly, the earlier Modas did need aging to soften up and open out, but there's been a sea change in grape sources and style in the past few years and, although they will age brilliantly, they're simply fantastic to drink at two or three years old.

The 2008 is as dense as wine can be, thrillingly bitter-sweet as only the best dark chocolate can manage and yet the bitterness shares space with coconut scented with chocolate dust and ripe black plums half way to syrup. But the syrup is black treacle swirled together with licorice and resinous herbs. The bitterness. The sweetness. The fundamental excellence."

Order the 2008 JOSEPH Moda here. Don't miss Oz and James' Big Wine Adventure coming soon to ABC and check out Oz's new book.

Oz Clarke's 250 Best Wines 2011

Time Posted: 05/10/2010 at 4:51 PM Permalink to Oz Clarke Ranks JOSEPH Moda in Best Wines of 2011 Permalink
Primo Estate
16 September 2010 | Primo Estate

NEW! 2010 JOSEPH COld Pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Fresh from the press the new season oil has arrived! The 21st release of JOSEPH Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil confirms this Australian gourmet icon as the ultimate gourmet treat. Order today and enjoy it while it is cloudy and fresh over the summer.

Time Posted: 16/09/2010 at 9:49 PM Permalink to NEW! 2010 JOSEPH COld Pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil Permalink
Primo Estate
1 September 2010 | Primo Estate

Huon Hooke Picks the Venetion

Sydney Morning Herald's esteemed wine critic Huon Hooke selected the 2009 Primo & Co The Venetian as 'Best Import' in a recent column. Huon writes 'It has some smoky, struck-flint aromas that add interest while the taste is light, delicate and refined. Just 12 per cent alcohol, Drink young paired with stuffed zucchini flowers. 89/100'

Buy the last few cases of the 2009 Venetian here

Time Posted: 01/09/2010 at 4:54 AM Permalink to Huon Hooke Picks the Venetion Permalink
Primo Estate
21 July 2010 | Primo Estate

91 Points for the JOSEPH Moda

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar has awarded the 2008 JOSEPH Moda 91 points. The esteemed US critic wrote: 'Inky ruby. Deeply scented aromas of blackberry, blueberry and vanilla with a subtle smoky quality and a hint of incense. Deep, chewy cherry-vanilla and dark berry preserve flavours are firmed by slow-building tannins and enlivened by gentle acidity. Open-knit, round and quite sweet, finishing with excellent breadth and sappy persistence. This calls for a piece of strongly flavoured red meat.'

Time Posted: 21/07/2010 at 5:46 PM Permalink to 91 Points for the JOSEPH Moda Permalink
Primo Estate
3 June 2010 | Primo Estate

Free $99 Decanter

To celebrate the first ever JOSEPH red wine release under screwcap we are giving a free limited edition Italian crystal decanter to everyone who orders a case of our 2008 reds.

Joe says ‘I love the romance of pulling a cork but when an Amici Primo opens a treasured bottle they have lain down for years I want to guarantee it will be perfect’. Click here to order your wines today.

Time Posted: 03/06/2010 at 9:04 PM Permalink to Free $99 Decanter Permalink
Primo Estate
3 June 2010 | Primo Estate

First Run 2010 Arrives

Fresh from the press the 2010 JOSEPH First Run Extra Virgin Olive Oil is arrived in cellar door.

This bright green oil is so delicious the team used the entire first bottle in just two days! 2010 is the 21st release of our oils so they are really coming of age. Joe set off with a ladder in the back of his ute 21 years ago to knock on some doors and ask ‘are you going to do anything with those olives?’. What a difference 21 years makes, our oils are now an Australian gourmet icon and Matt Moran says ‘I love the JOSEPH First Run Olive Oil every year and it’s my first choice for Aria’. Click here for some great olive oil recipes from Dina Grilli

Time Posted: 03/06/2010 at 9:01 PM Permalink to First Run 2010 Arrives Permalink
Primo Estate
21 May 2010 | Primo Estate

2010 White Wine of the Year - La Biondina Colombard!

Peter Forrestal has named Primo Estate’s La Biondina Colombard White Wine of the Year 2010! Describing our little blonde as ‘utterly delectable!

Time Posted: 21/05/2010 at 11:14 PM Permalink to 2010 White Wine of the Year - La Biondina Colombard! Permalink