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Domenica Chardonnay 2023-Heritage Wine Store Perth CBD Bottleshop

Domenica Chardonnay 2023

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  • TASTING NOTE: "A very fine chardonnay, without quite the precision, detail and tension that I recall from other years. Stone fruit, flint, lanolin, porcini and that regional tattoo of glazed quince. Quinine bitterness at the finale. Mid-weighted and nicely nervous in the mouth, while suitably open-knit enough to breach already. Fine. Drink or hold. Screw cap." 95 Points - Ned Goodwin MW, JamesSuckling.com.au
  • ABOUT THE WINE: Harvested over seven picking days spanning almost two weeks from March 1st. The Chardonnay is basket pressed and the juice left to settle in a stainless steel tank overnight. The following morning, the juice is transferred to oak, including two new Stockinger demi-muid, a second use Stockinger demi-muid, two Foudre and the balance of wine to older barriques. The oak in these cellars is absolutely first class and it shows in the glass with its beautiful integration and subtlety. Wild ferment takes only two weeks and the wine sees no malolactic fermentation as the fruit weight here is already generous. The wine was fined but unfiltered early in the new year and bottled. 
  • ABOUT THE PRODUCER: Peter Graham has been making wine in Beechworth since 1999, when he began working in the vineyards and winery at Giaconda. During these early years, he studied oenology at Charles Sturt University while working as assistant winemaker at Giaconda until 2012, when he left to establish Domenica. The vineyard was first planted in 1996, an accord of family and friends. The original planting consisted of Chardonnay, Roussanne and Pinot Noir on the steeper south facing section of the property. Ensuing years saw a joint venture between Michel Chapoutier, Rick Kinzbrunner and Peter Graham expand plantings to feature Shiraz and Nebbiolo. Domenica was officially launched in 2012 after Peter became sole owner and manager of the vineyard. From years of intimate experience farming this site, Peter has expanded the early plantings of Chardonnay and Nebbiolo which so successfully express the shallow granitic soil. Gamay will join the lineup in 2022 and Chenin Blanc from 2024. Domenica sits 460m atop the granite ridge south west of Beechworth. The 4 hectare vineyard is planted to Chardonnay, Nebbiolo, Shiraz and Gamay which reflect their origin and offer cellar worthy wines with a gripping mineral texture. Winemaking on site is traditional and driven by taste more than numbers. Pressings, solids and lees all play their part completing the picture. The wines are matured in a range of carefully selected French oak barrels, puncheons and foudres.
  • COUNTRY: Australia
  • REGION: Beechworth
  • VARIETAL: Chardonnay
  • WINE STYLE: White Wine
  • WINEMAKER: Peter Graham
  • CLASSIFICATION: Organic Farming
  • CLOSURE: Screwcap
  • ABV%: 13.2%
  • SIZE: 750ml

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