Primo Estate Brochure - McLaren Vale
Our VineyardsPrimo Estate has three vineyards in carefully chosen SouthAustralian wine regions: McLaren Vale, Clarendon and Virginia.The original Primo Estate vineyard in Virginia dates from 1973and enjoys abundant sunshine and cooling sea breezes. OurMcLaren Vale and dry grown Clarendon vineyards were plantedin 2003 and 1998 respectively.We believe that owning the vineyards and managing themin sympathy with the environment is fundamental to growingthe absolute best fruit possible. Through sustainable practiceswe intend that all our handcrafted wines, olive oils and vinegarswill remain sympathetically grown and free from geneticallymodified ingredients.Virginia VineyardAngel Gully Vineyard, ClarendonSouth AustraliaDarwinVirginiaADELAIDEClarendonMcLaren ValeWESTERN AUSTRALIANORTHEN TERRITORYSOUTH AUSTRALIAQUEENSLANDBrisbaneNEW SOUTH WALESKangaroo IslandScale 100kmPerthAdelaideSydneyACTCanberraVICTORIAMelbourneTASMANIAHobartVarietal Virginia McLaren Vale Clarendon TotalCabernet 1.4 2.4 1.9 5.7haChardonnay 1.4 1.4haColombard 7.8 7.8haMcMurtrie Road,McLaren ValeMediterranean climatewith a dry warmgrowing season and580-700mm winterrainfall per year.Light grey sand andclassic Bay of Biscay‘cracking’ clay30 metersMerlot 2 2 4haNebbiolo 1 1haPinot Grigio 1 1haRiesling 3 1 4haThe Angel Gully,Clarendon Vineyard(McLaren Vale)The higher altitudemeans that the air iscooler than theMcLaren Vale valleyfloor and fruit typicallyripens two weeks later.Shallow clay loamover solid shalestone.Dry grown280 metresSauvignon Blanc 1.6 1.6haShiraz 1.4 2 4.1 7.5haTotal 15ha 6.4ha 12.6ha 34haThe Virginia,Adelaide PlainsVineyardAbundant sunshinewith cooling seabreezes from coastjust 3 km away.Fertile sandy/loamalluvial soils10 metersThe home ofJOSEPHwine and olive oil.
Winery andWinemakingBlending Italian tradition andmodern Australian winemakingtechniques Primo Estate andJOSEPH wines are made inour Virginia winery which wasbuilt by the Grilli family in 1979.Cement open top fermentersfor the reds, stainless steelfermenters for the whites,careful use of French andAmerican oak barriques in ourbarrel aged red wines, andopen air drying racks for theAmarone-style Moda anddried botrytis fruit for La Magiacombine the best of bothworlds, old and new.Manual pump-over in Primo’s open fermentersPrimo’s Moda RacksPrimo Estate’s traditionalopen topped fermentersand manual pump-overs areat the heart of their redwine style.‘The soul of a red wine isreleased where air meetsthe fermenting skins.’ -Joe Grilli‘Australia’s most stylish cellardoor experience.’ -Gourmet Traveller WineCellar DoorMcLaren Vale's most stylish wine tasting experience, our Italian courtyard-style cellar door is just45 minutes south of Adelaide. Inspired by owners Joe and Dina Grilli's vintages in their homelandof Italy our iconic cellar door opened in 2006. Open seven days a week, 11am ‘till 4pm.Visit www.primoestate.com.au for full details.Cellar Door tasting areaMcLaren Vale Cellar Door & Vineyard