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Primo Estate Zamberlan Cabernet Sangiovese 2013 14.5%  6x75

Primo Estate Zamberlan Cabernet Sangiovese 2013 14.5% 6x75

Price: 120.00


The 2013 Zamberlan is a rich and complex wine with multiple layers of fruit, spice and subtle oak and a rich, savoury finish.
It is named after Joe's father-in-law, Rinaldo Zamberlan, who first suggested using the Ripasso technique, where newly fermented young Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon juice is pumped over dried grape skins from a previous batch, in this case the skins leftover from Primo's flagship the JOSEPH Moda, for additional fermentation. The juice is then pressed and barrel aged in the very best oak barriques.
The wine has incredibly intense and complex aromas: ripe dark fruits of the forest and a nutmeg spicy lift. Rich chocolate from the Ripasso process is counterbalanced with a maraschino cherry lift from the Sangiovese.
The palate is rich and full bodied with firm tannins and succulent cassis fruit notes over chocolate and tobacco leaf flavours, while the Sangiovese brings a savoury finish with cherry fruit characters.
It has amazing depth and layers of flavour. The 2013 Zamberlan is drinking well now and will improve in the bottle for over a decade.
You can see Joe Grilli making the Zamberlan HERE.

Primo Estate Il Briccone 2016 6x75  14.5%

Primo Estate Il Briccone 2016 6x75 14.5%

Price: 94.00


Rich Aussie Shiraz meets the cherry fruit and savoury finish of Sangiovese.
Joe rates the fruit which came off his Angel Gully Vineyard (thesource of the Shiraz component in this wine) as some of the best fruit that he has seen. A blend of 85% Shiraz and 15% Sangiovese, this is a full bodied red with plum, pepper and spice characters. The Sangiovese gives a burst of refreshing cherry fruit and a savoury finish. Spicy and elegant it is a stunningwine that will improve in the bottle for at least 5 years.

Primo Estate Joseph Moda Amarone 2015 6x75  15.0%

Primo Estate Joseph Moda Amarone 2015 6x75 15.0%

Price: 186.00


Since 1987, Joe Grilli has produced this exotic blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot using the amarone method made famous in Italy. Fruit from the Clarendon vineyard is hung on racks and air-dried prior to crushing, creating a deep, brooding wine with great depth, balance and concentration of flavour.
A regular in the top wines in the Oz Clarke Wine Guide, our experience of older vintages of this wine confirms that this is a sensational wine which fully reward cellaring for up to 15 years.
Watch the video of winemaker Joe Grilli tasting the 2011 Moda here.

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