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Domenica Shiraz 2021-Heritage Wine Store Perth CBD Bottleshop

Domenica Shiraz 2021

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  • TASTING NOTE: "Fine shiraz in these parts is almost an inevitability given diurnal shifts, granite soils and largely, impressive viticulture. Great terroir. Lifted aromas of mace, violets, cloves, black olives, blueberries and pepper grind. A marinade of steak in the mix. This is a stunning shiraz, mid-weighted, nicely furled and offering real propulsion across the mouth, given the freshness and pliant tannic fiber. Exceptional wine. Drink or hold." 96 Points - Ned Goodwin MW, JamesSuckling.com.au
  • ABOUT THE WINE: Parcels are fermented separately in small batches, presenting wonderful blending options. Whole bunch inclusion is dependant upon the season, up to around 25% of the batch. The remainder is lightly crushed, destemmed, then taken to an open topped concrete tank, where it usually sits for a few days prior to the commencement of fermentation. This takes about two weeks, with hand plunging the extraction technique employed. Taste and seasonal conditions will determine whether any post fermentation maceration is undertaken, then the wine is basket pressed, blended, and taken to barrel for maturation for around 21 months. The finest French barriques are used, around 25% new.  
  • 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:  Shiraz
  • WINE STYLE: Red Wine
  • WINEMAKER: Peter Graham
  • CLASSIFICATION: Organic
  • CLOSURE: Screwcap
  • ABV%: 13.5%
  • SIZE: 750ml

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