Joe and Dina Grilli's Italian heritage comes through in everything they do. With a passion for winemaking craft and a readiness to push a few boundaries, they have crafted a stable of very personal wines. The Primo Estate and JOSEPH labels are based in McLaren Vale and Clarendon with winemaking facilities on their Virginia vineyard. Revered by wine lovers, critics and contemporaries around the world, each vintage becomes a concerted effort to produce something unforgettable.
La Biondina (the young blonde) stands proud as a modern Australian classic. Celebrating her 38th vintage in 2019 the young blonde continues to tantalise the wine world with a style all her own. Each season she returns, eternally young, flaunting her finesse and class as the world's premier Colombard. The mouth watering, fruit driven palate is the signature of this style. The flavours are full, juicy, cool and very long.
For many years this was made from 85% or more colombard, the balance sauvignon blanc. Daniel Grilli has made this from arneis, gruner veltliner and riesling, and given it bright new packaging. It's vibrant and juicy, with a strikingly long palate stretching through to the fresh aftertaste. Drink to: 2022; Price: $20.00; Date Tasted: Dec 2019; Alcohol: 12%; Rating: 94 Points & Special Value Star; James Halliday Wine Companion
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