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The Victorian Primitivo

2021 The Victorian
Booroola - Strathbogie ranges

Medium bodied wine with  aromas of red berries and spice. Velvety tannins with a good length of flavour

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tasting note

Colour: Medium depth of cherry red showing a youthful magenta at the rim Aroma: Red berries and spice, with a violet and strawberry stem note. Palate: The wine has a fresh and crunch on the palate. Tannins are supple with a velvety texture. The wine is well balanced and has good length of flavour.

Primitivo has its home in the heel of Italy, Apulia, but is more famously grown in California where it is known as Zinfandel. Californian Zinfandel has a reputation for being a monster powerful dry red. We set out to make a more perfumed medium weight wine, so went with the Italian name – Primitivo!

The grapes were grown on Carrillo Gartner’s Booroola Vineyard in the Strathbogie Ranges, east of the village of Avenel. The wine is quite aromatic, with ripe red fruits and an almost floral note. The wine is full bodied, but there is a softness to the texture making it dangerously easy to drink!

Food match

Go Italian - Spaghetti Bolognese or your favourite pizza

Serving temp


Cellaring potential

2-4 years

Technical info

Alc 14.1%
pH 3.61
Ta 6.3g/L
RS 0.7g/L

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