2011 Johann Primativo
Zinfandel is a highly versatile grape that is used to produce a variety of styles in California and the Puglia region of Italy. Known to grow out of control in some areas, site selection was important to control natural vigour, so we selected well drained soils with minimal irrigation from the start.
With the vines approaching 20 years in the ground, the crop is more consistent and balanced with the canopy now and worthy to name this new generation variety after Johann, one of the Barossa’s early pioneers.
The wine has a bright garnet colour with cherry red hues and the spicy aromas consist of cinnamon and musk with floral and raspberry overtones. A bouquet of forest like brambles and wild blackberries draws you to taste the wine slowly to appreciate all the components.
The palate is powerful and has sheer volumes of fruit showing concentrated spice, berry and sweet tanned leather, with intermingled powdery tannins on the lingering finish. A complete wine that will age gracefully and is matched well with many food dishes, such as Asian cuisine and Marcus’s favourites which are Italian pizza, pasta and lasagne.
Varietal : 100% Zinfandel
pH : 3.68 TA : 6.88g/l
Alcohol: 14.0% Alc/Vol