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2015 Domenica Beechworth Shiraz

Beechworth

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Our Price: $44.99 / bottle (RRP: $49.99 ) Case: 6 x 750ml

'Simply put this straight on the ‘buy’ list, because you will love this 2015 Domenica.'
95 Points - Campbell Mattinson

  • 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.

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    The shiraz is grown from one end of the site to the other. This means half is on the southern slope of the ridge, and half on the north. Fermented separately in small batches, the differences are dramatic, and present wonderful blending options. Domenica Shiraz is softer, yet still powerful, with a deep core of fruit and the structure to live for many years.

    The wine is traditionally made. 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. Bottled under screwcap.

  • REVIEWS

    '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.'
    95 Points - Campbell Mattinson



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