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La Magia Botrytis Riesling Traminer 2016
Wine Specs
Multi Regional
Harvest Date
March 2016
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La Magia Botrytis Riesling Traminer 2016

La Magia


Joe Grilli's signature dessert wine. Succulent mandarin, apricot and peach fruit balanced with a fresh citrus finish.

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/ La Magia 375ml
SKU: 16-W-JOLM-375-1
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The story of La Magia dates back to the late 1970's when a young Joe Grilli was experimenting with Botrytis at Roseworthy's School of Winemaking. 

Captivated by the way this technique completely transformed pristine grapes into the exotic elixir of a sweet white wine, Joe applied his the method he developed on a batch of 1981 Riesling in the newly built Primo Estate winery.  The rest, as they say, is history...

Fast forward to 2016, and while the technique is the same, Joe is now sourcing Riesling from the Angel Gully vineyard in Clarendon, McLaren Vale.  The cool nights at our 250m altitude vineyard combined with the sloping, stony soil of the Clarendon sub-region show themselves in the mineral character and tingling acidity of the palate.

The subtle spicy lift of La Magia comes from a 15% blend of first-class raisined Traminer from the Barossa Valley.  Careful monitoring as the ‘noble rot’ botrytis concentrates the flavour of the grapes gives the wine an intensity and richness of flavour. The balance of luscious, soft sweetness and cleansing fresh acidity comes from blending botrytised fruit with naturally dried grapes.

The nose is saturated with floral and summer fruit characters: fresh and lifted. The floral intensity really stands out with delicious honeysuckle rose and orange blossom characters. Spicy Traminer notes on the finish.

Succulent mandarin and apricot fruit balanced with generous amounts of fresh zippy acid shine through on the palate. More intense Riesling flavours than in previous years from the mineral character of the Clarendon fruit.


Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
'It's been five years since the last La Magia made an apperance, so the stars must have aligned to inspire the latest offering. It is made from Riesling from a higher Clarendon vineyard east of McLaren Vale and the Traminer from the Coonawarra, the mix delivering green golds with intense spiced orange aromas, neatly cascading into the palate and balanced with subtle lingering acidity. Superb. 4.5 stars' - Tony Love, The Advertiser, July 2014
5th place in the 2014 Adelaide Review Hot 100 Wines, beating 1,395 other wines to make the top five in this prestigious list. The judges wrote: 'A beautifully sweet dessert-style wine. Super bright green and gold hue that shows the virility of youth juxtaposed with complexity, spice and wisdom of a wine beyond its age.' - The 2014 Adelaide Review Hot 100 Wines
Food Pairing Notes
Gorgonzola Dolce Latte Cheese
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