At Giaconda Rick Kinzbrunner has created arguably Australia's greatest Chardonnay and is making a mean fist at its most sensual, aromatic Shiraz (Syrah) and is on the road to make top Nebbiolo. His focus and determination to benchmark himself against the very best wines of the world is compelling. Under the radar and rearley seen is his exceptional Pinot Noir. Combine red fruits of cherry and raspberry with subtle whole-bunch notes and the fresh morning perfume of damp rose petals, it’s an orchestra of aromas and flavours. Clean and lingering on the palate, yet round and textural whilst exhibiting a light frame supported by fine savoury tannins. An essay in controlled power, complexity and authenticity – one of the best expressions of pinot we have achieved at Giaconda so far, comparable to some of the greats from ‘89, 92 and 95.
Crimson in hue. A multifaceted bouquet of red fruits; raspberries, cherries and strawberries then roasted beets tied together by cola, briar and undergrowth notes. Lithe, fresh and long on the palate, the spicy oak combines with the red fruits to give a fine structure that augments elegant fruit and stem tannins. This wine is destined for the long haul, it doesn’t want to be rushed. Time served ageing this wine in bottle will ensure a glorious outcome and patience will be well rewarded. Rick Kinzbrunner, Owner & Winemaker