Massena 'Dadds Block' Primitivo 2018

Single vineyard, estate grown, hand picked with some stalks in the ferment. Fermented with wild yeast and bottled unfined and unfiltered. There’s morello cherry, dark plums, dark chocolate and fresh acid. A delicious Primitivo (aka Zinfandel).

Wine Specs

Wine Specs

RegionBarossa Valley, SA
WinemakerJaysen Collins
Alcohol %14
Size750 mL
BlingNone yet but we like it!

Allow us to prattle on a little more about this...

In a scene that today seems almost as bizarre as Donald Trump becoming POTUS, a patch of 60 year old Shiraz vines in the North-Western Greenock district of the Barossa was close to being bulldozed. With a lot of love for the Barossa’s old vines and perhaps a dash of foresight, mates Dan and Jaysen lobbied the grower to sell the fruit to them instead, and the “Eleventh Hour” Shiraz was born. It’s racked up plenty of accolades over the last decade or so. Massena also produce rippingly good wines from Riesling, Viognier, Mataro, Saperavi, Tannat, Durif, Barbera and Primitivo.

Customer Reviews

Generous with the cherries and plums

Massena ‘Dadds Block’ Primitivo 2016 – This Italian variety is also known as Zinfandel, which in Aussie and Amercian hands often makes blockbuster reds. This version is an attractive entrée to the main course (the Saparavi), it’s easier on the gums, more forward and generous with the cherries and plums, and not stern or complex. It’s a slurpable bistro red, as Primitovos should be, but a tad expensive for that. 92 points.

Kim Brebach BWU$20, 20/02/2019
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