2017 Domenica Chardonnay
|Producer||Domenica. Beechworth, Vic|
|Status||Sourced form various sustainable vineyards|
Domenica sits 460m above sea level atop the granite ridge sweeping away to the south-west of Beechworth. The wines are vividly reflective of their origin, a gripping mineral texture encasing the mature vine vitality of the varietals chosen to express it. Wines are traditionally made; owner/winemaker Peter Graham has an impressive 13 years under his belt as assistant winemaker at Giaconda. Unsurprisingly, the Domenica wines are first-class examples of small production, ‘hands-on’ winemaking at its very best. Shiraz, roussanne and marsanne have a natural affinity with warm dry summers, granitic soils, slopes and altitude. Beechworth has a deserved international reputation for chardonnay, and nebbiolo occupies the steep, cool acre of shale at the southeastern corner of the property. Ten acres of hand-tended, organically grown, low cropped vines result in a mere 1500 cases annually- the philosophy behind the growing and making of these wines is one of simplicity, pure varietal expression and sense of place.
|Wine||100% Chardonnay. Handpicked, basket pressed, natural fermentation takes place in mix of old and new oak, matured on lee for 18 months, naturally fines, unfiltered. Nutty, rich, complex and beautifully balanced. 13.2% ABV. Vegan-friendly.|
|Tasting Note||Nutty - Rich - Complex|
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