Pirramimma Vineyard Select Primitivo 2018
- Textured, savoury
- McLaren Vale
Primitivo (otherwise known as zinfandel) is a fantastic little Italian variety that is always pleasing with its generous fruit and layers of spice. This is no exception from the team at Pirramimma - packed full of ripe raspberries, red cherries, plums, black fruits, pepper and spice. This wine absolutely explodes with flavour, but is more medium-bodied than some of the monsters that come out of Italy (not that we don’t love those too). So, if this price is right and you’ve got lasagne in the freezer - time to get clicking!
“Opulent and fragrant, the gloriously fragrant bouquet shows sunny-sweet fruit aromas of Black Doris plum and blackberry together with cedar, dark chocolate and warm spice notes. It’s wonderfully concentrated and plush on the palate with graceful texture and polished tannins, leading to an immensely attractive finish. At its best: now to 2033.”
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- McLaren Vale
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- 100% Primitivo
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McLaren Vale is a region that lives in the shadow of the hype of the Barossa. While it has played on Shiraz as its drawcard, and continues to battle (quite rightly) with the supreme power of the Barossa, perhaps the most exciting wines from this region are its old vine Grenache and Mataro (Mourvedre/Monastrell - whatever you want to call it), and its more recent foray into Spanish and Italian varietals. Both the sun's warmth and the reliable salty afternoon gully breeze make the climate closer to Mediterranean than many other Aussie regions, and some of the Fiano, Vermentino, Tempranillo and Sangiovese from here are sublime (to name only a few). Awareness, proper consideration and sense of place are key attributes to the region's success, and its recent win against urbanisation reinforces the value of the viticultural region.