The Clare Valley’s reputation for fine wine covers the spectrum of traditional varieties to exciting contemporary styles. Koonowla’s beautifully renovated cellar door overlooks the stunning homestead gardens and rolling vineyards adjacent to the property. Since the property’s establishment in 1896, each custodian has added something unique to the Koonowla story.
The historic cellar door and stunning event spaces are our family’s history in the making.
An exciting, new varietal offering for Koonowla, coming from one of our prized source blocks in the southern Clare districts near Auburn where we believe it is well suited to deliver a generous wine with loads of rich aromas and flavours. The Primitivo grape is also known as Zinfandel – we have chosen to go with its European/ Mediterranean name which resonates with our family traditions and preferred wine styles.
Stir your senses.
Colour: Dark garnet to purple, promising the variety’s favoured opulence
Aroma: Christmas cake and plum pudding, with a minerally backdrop
Palate: The unique aromatics are echoed as soon as you taste the wine, with compote plum, fruit cake and baking spices all working in harmony. Even with such a generous flavour profile and plush, mouth-rich tannins, the wine drinks with medium to fuller bodied ease.
Food: Rich protein dishes with aromatic spices, ranging from braised lamb in a Middle Eastern style to Chinese hot pot and South-East Asian beef.
Harvested: April 3 2019
Bottled: December 2020
Closure: Screw cap