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NV Primo Estate Joseph Sparkling Red

NV Primo Estate Joseph Sparkling Red

'It’s quite powerful in its way too, lots of concentration, but feels bound up, drawn long, medium weight, near on elegant if it wasn’t for the flirty, vivacious nature of the wine. So much going on and so delicious.'
95 Points - Mike Bennie

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DESCRIPTION
  • What do the winemakers in industry professionals drink for Christmas? Jospeh Sparkling Red.

    It is the standard bearer for the style in Australia, and has such a cult following, that it would have to be the ONLY sparkling red that is allocated anywhere in the world.

    This is the latest disgorgement, July 2018, and will be the perfect fit to end the year off. Made from a solera of fruit that goes in Moda, and liquered with some of the great Australian aged fortified wines to find the right sweet/tart balance. Exceptional wine this latest release.

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    To create the Joseph Sparkling Red a hogshead of the ultra premium  Moda Cabernet Merlot from every year since 1991 and Primo Estate Shiraz from 1989 is added to a unique blend of museum vintages from the past 40 years. A tirage is completed only every 18-24 months, ensuring the base wine retains it’s unique character derived from the aged wines in the blend. After traditional fermentation in the bottle, the JOSEPH Sparkling Red disgorgement is rested on yeast lees for 18 months before hand disgorgement. It was liqueured carefully with a blend of aged Australian fortified wines to ensure a savoury style with perfect balance.

    Varietal - Shiraz, Cabernet & Fortified Blend

    Region - Multi-regional

    TASTING NOTES

    Dark, omniscient black fruits with christmas spices and grilled nuts. 

  • REVIEWS

    'Of course one of the standard bearers for sparkling red in Australia. Combines mature and younger wines to create the whole, with many parcels (up to and including 40-year-old wines) added together to build the sparkling red. This is one of the freshest, crunchiest and yet more complex releases I have seen. Having recently tasted other halcyon examples, this creams them.

    Pulses of dark berry, ground nuts, clove, raspberry liquorice. The bouquet is a sweet fog of ripeness, decadent Xmas pudding and floral characters, with that prickle that comes from vigorous bubbles. While on bubbles, they’re vigorous, crisp, but don’t teeter into foamy, instead give this uplifting vibe to the sweetish-spicy fruit flavours that roll through the palate. It’s quite powerful in its way too, lots of concentration, but feels bound up, drawn long, medium weight, near on elegant if it wasn’t for the flirty, vivacious nature of the wine. So much going on and so delicious.'

    95 Points - Mike Bennie