Giaconda Estate Vineyard Shiraz 2017

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.

A beautifully  elevated  bouquet  of satsuma  plums,  violets,  briar,  black pepper  and  wood  spice  overlays  the  dark recess of  earthy  sous-bois,  coal  dust and graphite. The  palate  is  round and rolling with  wild  berry  fruits,  exotic spices and perfectly  framed by  silky  fine  grain tannins.  The  oak  is a  subtle  bystander, hiding  in  the  shadows.  This is a  very  clear reminder of just  how complex  and aromatic  shiraz  can  be  when  grown  under the  right conditions. 2017 is a cooler year in Victoria and highlights the elegance of the Beechworth climate. This is a stunning wine. 

The Syrah is made with a combination of whole bunch and de-stemmed, crushed fruit that is transferred to large concrete tanks for fermentation. These wines remain on skins for an extended period to develop softer, finer tannins and more complexity; before being basket pressed and transferred to French oak barrels (up to 40% new in some cases) for ageing. 

  • Size: 750ml
  • Vintage: 2017
  • Origin: Beechworth / Victoria / Australia
  • Grapes: Shiraz

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