2019 Giaconda Warner Vineyard Shiraz Beechworth – Wine making should be subtle and always seek balance – this should never seek to dominate the Terroir or characteristics of any given vintage. Giaconda wines are hand-crafted according to basically a natural wine making process. To them this means indigenous yeasts are employed for fermentation, natural bacteria for Malolactic fermentation, French oak barrel ageing, minimal sulphur additions, and no filtration before bottling.
The winery, barrel maturation cave and bottling facility are all set up for gravity flow. This means the wines are very rarely pumped or manipulated mechanically. Instead they are gently moved by gravity or gas pressure during the entire wine making process.
For the red wines, a combination of whole bunch and de-stemmed crushed fruit 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.
A strong red to purplish hue. Undergrowth, briar, dark raspberry and chocolate, paprika with a sweet overlay of cinnamon and star anise. An immensely appealing bouquet, indicative of a long slow ripening where the fruit was not rushed to maturity. The palate is a mirror of the bouquet; suave and sophisticated, round and rolling, spicy and vibrant. A tea leaf and twig structure adds to red fruits with acidity light and fresh. A wine of great depth yet full of subtle notes that shine long on the palate.
Single Price: $100.00
Any Six Bottle Buy: $75.00
Price per case (12 bottles): $900.00