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6 December 2011 | Primo Estate

5 Stars for JOSEPH Sparkling Red in The Age

JOSEPH Sparkling Red is the perfect pairing for roast turkey with cranberries or chicken with chestnut stuffing this Christmas according to The Age's Epicure Uncorked, Ralph Kyte-Powell. In this weekend's five star review Ralph says:

'Australia's most distinctive sparkling red? Based on aged red wines with an annual contribution of younger Primo Estate material it's complex with leathery notes, plum, berry fruit, hints of spice and old oak. Dry for its kind, it is soft and creaming, subtly flavoured, long and complete. Five stars'


The Age's 'Presents for Palates' feature by Jeni Port recommends the JOSEPH Sparkling Red as a Christmas gift for its 'A massively complex, engaging sparkling from McLaren Vale; old wine base material is the secret, chocolate, aniseed, allspice, blackberry and fruit cake'

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Primo Estate
30 November 2011 | Primo Estate

WIne Lunch Calender 2012

Join us to celebrate La Dolce Vita, the good life, in McLaren Vale at our exclusive Amici Primo Celebration Day wine lunches. View our full calendar of events for 2012 and mark your diary today -click here now

Primo Estate
23 November 2011 | Primo Estate

95 points in Halliday's Top 100 for JOSEPH Sparkling Red

Corks were popping here at Primo when we heard that legendary wine critic and long time Primo supporter James Halliday had included our JOSEPH Sparkling Red in his 100 Top Wines of 2011. Halliday writes: 'This is a very complex wine that invites the second glass as the multi-spice flavours run across the palate, 95 points.' Thank you James, we'll raise a glass to that!

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Primo Estate
10 November 2011 | Primo Estate

Recipe of the Month

Dina Grilli's quick and easy recipe for delicious Linguine al Vongole is now on our recipe page.  For a taste of Venice at home click here

Primo Estate
9 November 2011 | Primo Estate

'Intensely flavoured and incredibly drinkable' 94 points for Zamberlan

Tony Love's Top 100 wines gives our 2009 Primo Estate Zamberlan Cabernet Sangiovese 94 points describing it as:

'A waft of oak to begin, with dark chocolate and black fruits, this was passed over dried out skins of the famed JOSEPH Moda in the ripasso method. Beautifully textured, intensely flavoured and incredibly drinkable, finishing with savoury tannins yet a lightness of being.'

Tony recommends pairing Zamberlan with rosemary lamb and we agree!

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Primo Estate
9 November 2011 | Primo Estate

'Summer in a bottle' 03 Points for La Biondina

This weekend's Top 100 Wines gives our 2011 Primo Estate La Biondina Colombard a wonderful write-up in 'Great Buys for $20 and Under'. Tony Love writes:

'Primo's colombard-based white is summer in a bottle. This is its 30th consecutive bottling expressing electric freshness, lime, mint and sweet lifts of pine-lime splice. Crunchy as ever and crying out for shellfish.'

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9 November 2011 | Primo Estate

'Superb' 94 Points for JOSEPH d'Elena

Tony Love has chosen our JOSEPH d'Elena Pinot Grigio as his 'Editor's Pick' in this year's Top 100 Wines. Tony writes:

'One of the variety's Australian benchmarks working fruit mostly from McLaren Vale's eastern hills sub-region of Clarendon into a crisp, correct grigio style, tidily steered with subtle florals, poise and balance and an engaging minerality beside classic white skinner pear, apple and citrus flavours. Superb.'

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2 November 2011 | Primo Estate

Meet the Tuscan

Meet The Tuscan Pizza Lunch - SOLD OUT

Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th December 2011
12noon - 3pm at our McMurtrie Road Cellar Door, McLaren Vale

The ultimate Italy vs Australia taste test as the new vintage of Primo & Co The Tuscan Shiraz Sangiovese is poured alongside its Australian 'twin' Primo Estate Il Briccone Shiraz Sangiovese. It's new vs old world with two great Shiraz Sangiovese blends, both made by Joe but one is Italian and one is Australian. Will Italy or Australia get your vote?

Starting with a glass of the JOSEPH Sparkling Red served in the courtyard with Tuscan style pork skewers followed by a selection of pizzas fresh from the woodoven as Il Briccone and The Tuscan are poured side by side for you to compare. Relax and unwind over a selection of Italian and Australian cheeses as you sample our Primo Estate Zamberlan and finish off with refreshing watermelon slices. A great day of Italian style food and wine in the heart of McLaren Vale wine country.

Just $50 per person including food and all wines. This event has now sold out, please email to add your name to the waiting list. Make sure you are a member of our Amici Primo mailing list and be the first to know about our calendar of celebration days.

Primo Estate
27 October 2011 | Primo Estate

Primo Secco Carnevale

Thursday, 27 October 2011 03:36

Sunday 20th November
from 3pm
The Crown & Sceptre Hotel, Adelaide

Celebrating the launch of our Italian style sparkler Primo Secco with a Venetian Carnevale in the heart of Adelaide. Complementary glass of Primo Secco for the first 100 Amici Primo, Italian nibbles, relaxed house music in the beer garden and winemaker Daniel Zuzolo introducing Primo Secco plus Primo Secco cocktails starting at $8. Come and join the fun, FREE entry for the first 100 Amici Primo to bring this printed page, $10 for non-Amici.

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12 October 2011 | Primo Estate

JOSEPH d'Elena Pinot Grigio does it again

Tony Love has reviewed the new 2011 JOSPEH d'Elena Pinot Grigio on  Tony's review is printed in the Adelaide Advertiser, Melbourne Herald Sun, Sydney Daily Telegraph, Brisbane Courier Mail, Hobary Mercury and The West Australian, so every corner of the land now appreciates what our Amici Primo have known all along!

Tony writes:

The Primo Estate crew has done it again with this PG, now one of the variety's Australian benchmarks, working fruit mostly from McLaren Vale's eastern hills sub-region of Clarendon into a crisp, correct grigio style, tidily steered with subtle florals, poise and balance, and an engaging minerality beside classic white skinned pear, apple and citrus flavours. Superb.

Adelaide (super zone), SA, $28

Rating: ****
4.5 out of 5 stars - A cut above
Value: Top shelf and fine
Food: Flathead with butter sauce

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