Primo Estate Joseph 'La Magia' Botrytis / 2013 / 375mL

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Category: Wine
Sub-Category: Fortified


2008 is the first vintage of JOSEPH La Magia to use Riesling from Clarendon and McLaren Vale.

The cool nights at our 250m altitude vineyard combined with the sloping, stony soil of
the Clarendon sub-region show themselves in the mineral character and tingling acidity of the palate. The subtle spicy lift of La Magia comes from a 15% blend of first-class raisined
Traminer from Coonawarra. Careful monitoring as the ‘noble rot' botrytis concentrates the flavour of the grapes gives the wine an intensity and richness of flavour.

The balance of luscious, soft sweetness and cleansing fresh acidity comes from blending botrytised fruit with naturally dried grapes.


The nose is saturated with floral and summer fruit characters: fresh and lifted. The floral intensity really stands out with delicious honeysuckle rose and orange blossom characters. Spicy Traminer notes on the finish. Succulent mandarin and apricot fruit balanced with generous amounts of fresh zippy acid shine through on the palate. More intense Riesling flavours than in previous years from the mineral character of the Clarendon fruit.

This is La Magia's first year under the Luxe Stelvin closure. We find the flavours of La Magia most exciting when young and this new closure guarantees the freshness and quality of La Magia as it casts its spell for many years to come.

Cellar for up to 15 years

'...very aromatic, and gradually a seductive scent of rose petals starts to pervade the wine and titillate the rich heather honey and peach and the taut acidity of the Riesling.'
Oz Clark, La Magia 2001


Joe Grilli and Daniel Zuzolo

Technical Details:

Alcohol 11.6%
pH 3.16
Total Acidity 8g/l
Residual Sugar 148g/l