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2015 Domenica Beechworth Shiraz

2015 Domenica Beechworth Shiraz

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$269.94 (Case 6 x 750ml)

Beechworth
2015
750ml
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$269.94
Beechworth
2015
750ml
  • THE BRIEF
  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • WHO MADE IT?
  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • THE BRIEF
  • Domenica sits 460m above sea level atop the granite ridge sweeping away to the south west of Beechworth. The wines are vividly reflective of their origin, a gripping mineral texture encasing the mature vine vitality of the varietals chosen to express it. Winemaking is traditional. Taste is more important than numbers. The yeasts comes from the site, not a packet. Pressings, solids and lees all play their part completing the picture. The wines are carefully maintained in oak bariques before being bottled unfiltered.

  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • 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.

    WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?


    Rich medium red. The nose initially displays plums, violets, allspice, and black pepper, along with the dusty earth character typical of Beechworth’s granitic soils. On aeration, the aroma deepens, and bacon fat begins to emerge, becoming more prominent as the wine opens. The palate is food friendly: long and elegant, medium bodied, with structured acidity, and ripe, unobtrusive tannins. Decanting is highly recommended.

  • WHO MADE IT?
  • Domenica sits 460m above sea level atop the granite ridge sweeping away to the south west of Beechworth. The wines are vividly reflective of their origin, a gripping mineral texture encasing the mature vine vitality of the varietals chosen to express it. Wines are traditionally made; owner/winemaker Peter Graham has an impressive 13 years under his belt as assistant winemaker at Giaconda. Unsurprisingly, the Domenica wines are first class examples of small production, 'hands on' winemaking at its very best. Shiraz, Roussanne and Marsanne have a natural affinity with warm dry summers, granitic soils, slopes and altitude. Beechworth has a deserved international reputation for Chardonnay, and Nebbiolo occupies the steep, cool acre of shale at the south eastern corner of the property. Ten acres of hand tended, low cropped vines result in a mere 1500 cases annually- the philosophy behind the growing and making of these wines is one of simplicity, pure varietal expression and a palpable sense of place.

  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • 95 POINTS

    CAMPBELL MATTINSON - THE WINE FRONT


    Well. It's hard to know what to say here. If you have a fondness for Beechworth shiraz then there's no need to read the remainder of this review; simply put this straight on the 'buy' list, because you will love this 2015 Domenica. It's a little riper than the 2014 and with it comes a little more gravity; more presence. Blackberry and black cherry, anise, slips of roasted nuts, cocoa. But the spice notes, the peppers, the rangey tannin, the finesse; it all remains intact. It's the best of warmth and the best of cool; it's night and day in a bottle.'