- A generous, warm-hearted red wine with a long, velvety finish.
- An excellent vintage - some of the best quality fruit in years.
The Primo Estate Virginia Vineyards tradition began back in the early 1980's when Joe Grilli wanted to give his regular customers the opportunity to drink delicious wine at an affordable price. He sourced fruit off his vineyards at Virginia, just to the north of Adelaide and produced a wine that really punches above its weight.
Down the years, he as augmented the Virginia fruit with grapes from his McLaren Vale vineyards, together with some from selected local growers. The abundant sunshine and afternoon sea breezes coming off the nearby ocean at St. Vincent’s Gulf enable the fruit to ripen gradually and to retain their
The vintage in 2018 saw a very dry and warm growing season, with good rainfall in January bringing welcome relief and producing some of the best quality fruit in years.
The 2018 Virginia Vineyards is a proven blend of Shiraz (61%), Cabernet Sauvignon(32%) and Merlot(7%), the style is harmonious and mouth filling. Following blending, the wine was aged in older American and French oak barrels to marry the components and impart a mellow, lingering oak character.
It's a deep, rich, warm-hearted wine, with luscious flavours and a long, velvety finish.
Primo Estate - Virginia Vineyard Shiraz Cabernet Merlot 2018. Beautiful fruity red, with enough spice and complexity to make a great companion for lamb or beef. Although I had my 1st bottle with a spicy Thai and it even worked well with that! Easy drinking, good value. Will order again..