The 2019 JOSEPH First Run has just won 'Best Multi-Regional Oil', topping its category for the second year in a row! 🍈🥇🥇🍈
These award-winning Extra Virgin Olive Oils are now available for tasting at our McLaren Vale Cellar Door - get in quick before they sell out!
To celebrate forty years of winemaking we've released an extremely limited one-off wine: The Quaranta 🌟4️⃣0️⃣🌟
This is the heart and soul of Primo Estate in a bottle.
McLaren Vale and Clarendon Shiraz from the 2017 vintage has been fused with our JOSEPH Sparkling Red 'mother' base wine containing 30 vintages of Shiraz dating back to the 1980's. This special blend is then finished with a touch of our flagship red JOSEPH Moda Cabernet Sauvignon made from semi-dried grapes.
The result is a multi-layered wine which shows the best of McLaren Vale Shiraz as well as nuances of raisin and a mellowness from the Sparkling Red base. It's been made to be delicious on release but will age for a long time in the cellar.
Only Primo Estate, with our forty years of history, could have made a wine like this.
This is a deliciously uncomplicated, juicy and fresh ‘little Merlot’. Bursting with the aromas of fresh blackberry, blueberry and cherry fruit. This is a wine to be drunk young and fresh; the perfect summer red. Winemaker Joe Grilli recommends Merlesco is best served out of tumblers with an alfresco table of antipasto, pizza or pasta.
We've given the 2019 release a new label to reflect the wine's vibrant personality.
We've used fruit grown in and around the hills of McLaren Vale and Adelaide to create a wine which bursts with tropical and citrus flavours and a refreshing mouth feel.
The wine has a bright new outfit, showing off its exotic and vibrant personality.
We have just bottled our 2019 JOSEPH First Run Olive Oil!
2019 has been one of the best olive harvests in recent memory – it’s been a longer, cooler season. Growers were really able to dial-in picking time.
The first thing we noticed about the 2019 oil was the vibrant colour and pepper notes – perfect material for the JOSEPH First Run. The bottled oil is showing all the spice and fruit vibrancy that amazed us at the press.
The First Run is the first pressing of oil from the harvest’s early crop. The yield is low, but fruit characters are at their most intense. In this bright green oil, vibrant olive fruit flavours blend with a clean peppery finish. This is a long and textured oil with notes of green banana and freshly cut grass.
Winemaker Joe Grilli fell in love with the Nero d'Avola grape during his trips to its home of Sicily, Southern Italy. McLaren Vale’s warm maritime climate is ideally suited to the rich, spicy Nero d’Avola grape. This limited release is made using traditional open fermenters, and is matured in seasoned oak barrels.
We only made a tiny batch in 2018 and do not expect it to last long!
The lastest disgorgement of JOSEPH Sparkling Red is here!
To create the JOSEPH Sparkling Red a hogshead of the ultra premium JOSEPH Moda Cabernet Merlot from every year since 1991 and Primo Estate Shiraz from 1989 is added to a unique blend of museum vintages from the past 40 years.
The result is a layered style with dark, brooding complexity and a unique mixture of cherry, roast nut and dark chocolate.
This is an extremely limited bottling which will sell out fast.
As sunny weather returns and McLaren Vale is transformed by the green budburst of the vines, we're hosting an Italian feast of seasonal dishes fired to life in our wood oven.
Our long tables will be filled with a seasonal menu prepared by La Dolce Vita Catering, and we'll be serving a flight of our new-release Primo Estate and JOSEPH wines.
Primavera Lunch Menu
NV Primo Secco Sparkling White
Fried pizza, smoked kingfish, fresh horseradish, pickled fennel and apple
2018 Primo Estate La Biondina Colombard
2018 Primo Estate Merlesco Merlot
ANTIPASTO DI PRIMAVERA
Seasonal chargrilled vegetables, cured meats, arancini, burrata
2017 Primo Estate Zamberlan Cabernet Sangiovese
AGNELLO AL FORNO
Normanville lamb, zucchini, buckwheat, spinach gnocchi, mint whipped chevre
POLLO ALLA GRIGLIA
Wood roasted Gawler river spatchcock, pearl peas, almonds, currants, fermented pumpkin
2016 JOSEPH La Magia Botrytis Riesling Traminer
CROSTATA AL LIMONE
Lemon curd tart, mascarpone