96 Points & Special Value Wine James Halliday
The Cabernet for Zamberlan is grown in Primo Estate’s two McLaren Vale Vineyards. The dry grown Angel Gully Vineyard in the subregion of Clarendon is rocky and steep with predominantly shale stone soil. The soil and altitude ensure slow, even ripening with depth and texture. The McMurtrie Road vineyard on the valley floor enjoys cooling maritime influences and warm days giving full fruit flavours and body.
To create this wine using the Italian ripasso technique, newly fermented young Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon is pumped over the dried grape skins from the JOSEPH Moda for additional fermentation. The wine is then pressed and barrel aged.
“An 86/14% blend uses the Italian ripasso technique: newly fermented sangiovese and cabernet are pumped over dried gapes skins ex Primo Joseph Moda. Joe Grilli says ’17 has produced some of the best quality fruit he has seen in years, and it shines in this intensely flavoured, bright wine, with juicy red and black cherry/berry fruit, fine tannins and oak.” – 96 Points & Special Value Wine James Halliday