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February's recipe of the month is one of Primo Estate winemaker and owner Joe Grilli’s all time favourite dishes from his parent’s home region of Ascoli Piceno in Le Marche on the central Adriatic coast of Italy. Joe says,
‘Dishes like this are EXACTLY why we make the JOSEPH d’Elena Pinot Grigio’.
We were thrilled to see our La Biondina Colombard featured in the Adelaide Hilton's FREE recipe ebook as the perfect pairing for this delicious dish. Click here to download the recipe pdf
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'
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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Read all of James' recommendations at winecompanion.com
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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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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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.'
Click here to buy 2011 JOSEPH d'Elena Pinot Grigio.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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