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[SOLD-OUT] Kangarilla Road Primitivo 2009


"Primitivo is found growing on the heel of the boot of Italy in a region called Puglia. Originally a native of Croatia, Primitivo eventually travelled west to the USA where it mysteriously became known as Zinfandel. We have used the Primitivo synonym with this wine to reflect its exuberant Mediterranean style.
McLaren Vale experienced cool conditions in December 2008 and most of January 2009 with temperatures only climbing above 30 degrees on three days up until a hot spell in late January. The rest of 2009 summer was relatively mild allowing the fruit to develop with balanced characters.
Our Primitivo was fermented employing gentle cap management techniques. The wine was fermented to dryness after which it macerated on skins for a further 4 weeks. The pressed wine was aged in French and American oak for 12 months.
Spicy fruit cake aromas with intriguing nuances of dried apricot, a slight savouriness and light herbal notes. The palate is full of dark brambles and tangy stewed rhubarb, hints of herbs and has lovely chalky tannins. The wine finishes with a lingering briariness."
Kangarilla Road

SA- McLaren Vale
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