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Buckshot Vineyard Heathcote Primitivo 2021

Buckshot Vineyard Heathcote Primitivo 2021

Regular price $30.00
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Colour is deep dark red with a bright red hue. Lifted aromas of dark cherries, sweet mint and spice. The palate has a wonderful balance between savoury and sweet. A plush, juicy mouthfeel, flavours of cherries, plums and spice finishing soft, silky and long.
Technical: 15% alc, 3.5pH, 5.7 TA


Vineyard & Vintage

THE VINEYARD: planted in 2001, this 1.4-acre patch is located on the cooler east facing slope of the Mt Camel range, at an elevation of 200m. Formed from 500-million-year-old Cambrian rocks, these ancient soils consist of “jasper”, green stone, granite and “BUCKSHOT” ironstone pebbles – clearly expressed through the resulting wines minerality.

Heathcote’s continental climate provides warm days and cool nights, promoting long and slow ripening fruit with excellent flavour, a nice balance of acid and tannin, and a seductive silky texture.

Viticulture focuses on soil health and minimal intervention.

VINTAGE 2019: A record hot and dry vintage, the quality of the vineyard shone, producing small berries with exceptional flavour and concentration.

Tasting Notes

THE VARIETY: Primitivo is an expressive grape variety from Italy’s south – aromatic, medium bodied and full of flavour, the variety sits somewhere between the profiles of Pinot Noir & Shiraz. It is ideally suited to these ancient soils and Heathcote’s dry continental climate with warm days and cool nights.

WINEMAKING: Grapes were de-stemmed before undergoing a gentle cold soak for 3 days, followed by a 12-day ferment. The resulting wine was transferred to a combination of new and seasoned French and American oak hogsheads to undergo malolactic fermentation and ageing prior to bottling.

DRINK WITH: A gorgeous wine with or without food: Charcuterie meats, roasted Pork or Duck are perfect combinations with this wine. A drink now wine or cellar for 5 years plus.

Will benefit greatly with 2-5 years in the cellar.

Reviews & Awards

Silver Medal – 92 Points – Australia & NZ Boutique Wine Show
Judges Comments - “Great colour, lovely nose, spiced berries, pudding…blackcurrant, plush fruit on the palate…excellent freshness…lively red…balance and drive…”.

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