Barossa Tower Shiraz Primitivo 2008
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Tasting Notes
Our house style of Barossa Shiraz, lifted aromas of blackberry, plum and black pepper with spicy, dark berry fruits on the palate has benefited from the addition of Primitivo, native to southern Italy, adding vibrant cranberry and strawberry flavours. The finish is long with fine grained tannins from eighteen months maturation in a combination of new and older American and French oak hogsheads.
Winemaking

Sourced from two single vineyards, the Shiraz from the Pfeiffer block in the Stonewell subregion and the Primitivo from the Marshall vineyard in Kalimna.

The grapes were destalked (separating berries from the bunch) and placed uncrushed into small stainless steel open fermenters. A cultured yeast was used to start the fermentation and the tanks were hand plunged spending 7 days on skins at 28° C. The skins were gently pressed in the JLB Vaslin Bucher press and the wine spent 18 months in American and French oak hogsheads (300l).

Reviews
Something a little different...
Review by: Kerry Skinner, Illawarra Mercury
Chateau Tanunda -2008 Barossa Tower Shiraz/Primitivo $18:Something a little different from the Barossa-based Chateau Tanunda. A blend of shiraz and primitivo, an Italian variety similar to zinfandel, rich and spicy with upfront black berry fruit, peppery characters, balanced oak and rounded tannins.
89 Points
Review by: Paul Ippolito, paulippolito.com.au
Chateau Tanunda Barossa Tower Shiraz Primitivo 2008This is undeniably a unique red blend. Yes a blend and not some old primitive Shiraz as a more literal interpretation may suggest. Primitivo is of course an Italian varietal, well it had to be pointed out to me as well. The Barossa Shiraz comes from the Stonewell sub-region, the Primitivo from the Kalimna sub-region for the wine purists and afficionados. Anyway I rate this blend highly because of its high drinkability factor and also the way it complements a variety of cuisines. Deep and robust in one dimension, leaner and savoury in another – there is a bit here for all of us. Try it with chilli con carne.Drink Now.89/100 - Very Good.
Silver Medal
Review by: 2011 Berlin Wine Trophy
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Review by: Peter Forrestal, QUAFF 2011

There’s strong vanillin oak and powerful, dense black fruit in this robust red that will appeal to many.

Peter Forrestal

Gold Medal
Review by: AWC Vienna 2010

 

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WINEMAKER
Tim Smith
GRAPE VARIETY
Shiraz & Primitivo
GROWING REGION
Barossa Valley
DATE BOTTLED
Dec 2009
% ALCOHOL
14.5%
RESIDUAL SUGAR
2.7g/l
ACIDITY
6.89g/l
pH
3.34
MATURATION
American & French oak
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Tasting Notes
Our house style of Barossa Shiraz, lifted aromas of blackberry, plum and black pepper with spicy, dark berry fruits on the palate has benefited from the addition of Primitivo, native to southern Italy, adding vibrant cranberry and strawberry flavours. The finish is long with fine grained tannins from eighteen months maturation in a combination of new and older American and French oak hogsheads.
Winemaking

Sourced from two single vineyards, the Shiraz from the Pfeiffer block in the Stonewell subregion and the Primitivo from the Marshall vineyard in Kalimna.

The grapes were destalked (separating berries from the bunch) and placed uncrushed into small stainless steel open fermenters. A cultured yeast was used to start the fermentation and the tanks were hand plunged spending 7 days on skins at 28° C. The skins were gently pressed in the JLB Vaslin Bucher press and the wine spent 18 months in American and French oak hogsheads (300l).

Reviews
Something a little different...
Review by: Kerry Skinner, Illawarra Mercury
Chateau Tanunda -2008 Barossa Tower Shiraz/Primitivo $18:Something a little different from the Barossa-based Chateau Tanunda. A blend of shiraz and primitivo, an Italian variety similar to zinfandel, rich and spicy with upfront black berry fruit, peppery characters, balanced oak and rounded tannins.

89 Points

Score: 89 Points
Review by: Paul Ippolito, paulippolito.com.au
Chateau Tanunda Barossa Tower Shiraz Primitivo 2008This is undeniably a unique red blend. Yes a blend and not some old primitive Shiraz as a more literal interpretation may suggest. Primitivo is of course an Italian varietal, well it had to be pointed out to me as well. The Barossa Shiraz comes from the Stonewell sub-region, the Primitivo from the Kalimna sub-region for the wine purists and afficionados. Anyway I rate this blend highly because of its high drinkability factor and also the way it complements a variety of cuisines. Deep and robust in one dimension, leaner and savoury in another – there is a bit here for all of us. Try it with chilli con carne.Drink Now.89/100 - Very Good.

Silver Medal

Score: Silver Medal
Review by: 2011 Berlin Wine Trophy

Bet wines in Australia under $15
Review by: Peter Forrestal, QUAFF 2011

There’s strong vanillin oak and powerful, dense black fruit in this robust red that will appeal to many.

Peter Forrestal

Gold Medal

Score: Gold Medal
Review by: AWC Vienna 2010

 

Currently not available for purchase.
Other Vintages
2009 |  2010 |  2011 |  2012 |  2013 |  2014 |  2015 | 
WINEMAKER
Tim Smith
GRAPE VARIETY
Shiraz & Primitivo
GROWING REGION
Barossa Valley
DATE BOTTLED
Dec 2009
% ALCOHOL
14.5%
RESIDUAL SUGAR
2.7g/l
ACIDITY
6.89g/l
pH
3.34
MATURATION
American & French oak
HI-RES PHOTO
Click here to download.

 

 

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