Domenica Nebbiolo Rosé 2023
SPECIAL BUY 6 or more. One of Australia’s finest Roses!
“If you’re into the new wave of true fine wine producers of Australia you should be onto, should get onto, Domenica. Classics in the making. Rising high. Peter Graham got schooled (partly) at the great Giaconda winery in Beechworth. This is where he struts his own stuff ..’ Mike Bennie Wine Front
Peter Graham has been making wine in Beechworth since 1999, when he began working in the vineyards and winery at Giaconda. During these early years, he studied oenology at Charles Sturt University while working as assistant winemaker at Giaconda until 2012, when he left to establish Domenica.
The vineyard was first planted in 1996, an accord of family and friends. The original planting consisted of Chardonnay, Roussanne and Pinot Noir on the steeper south facing section of the property. Ensuing years saw a joint venture between Michel Chapoutier, Rick Kinsbrunner and Peter Graham expand plantings to feature Shiraz and Nebbiolo.
With more than 25 years of experience working this vineyard site, Peter brings an intimate perspective to the celebrated Beechworth Region. The wines are thoughtfully vinified on-site in small batches to capture the diversity of aspects and clonal selections in the vineyard.
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 come from the site, not a packet. Pressings, solids and lees all play their part completing the picture. The wines are carefully maintained in oak barriques before being bottled unfiltered.
About this wine: The fruit was basket pressed, juice assembled then racked to barrel with some solids retained.
Left on skins for 15 minutes or so. Fermentation was allowed to proceed using wild yeast in old barriques at medium temperature. Malolactic was arresed and on completion of fermetantion/clarification the wine was racked to stainless steel.
Domenica Rosé is built from select parcels of fruit fermented in neutral barrels shaping a complex wine worthy of your attention. It has been featured by The WineFront and Halliday magazine as one of Australia’s leading rosé wines. The 2023 is no exception to its predecessors, made with intention as a serious and refreshing style.
92 points, Ned Goodwin MW for JamesSuckling “A mandarin skin hue with copper edges, segueing to riffs on tamarind, pickled red cherry, lees-derived cheesecloth, loganberry and crab apple. Real verve and punch. An excellent rosé of exactitude and thrilling energy, with no dearth of texture or freshness. Drink now.”
91 points, Gary Walsh, The Wine Front “I believe 2023 was a long, cool and wet vintage for Beechworth. It’s a more frisky expression of Domenica rosé, though it still has distinct character. Redcurrant, sour cherry, dried herb and old orange peel. It’s tangy and quite sappy, pink grapefruit and barely ripe strawberry, a lick of white pepper tannin, with a sour-edged finish of solid length.”
RRP $37 Our Special Price $28.99 when you buy 6 or more of this wine
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Australia, Beechworth, Victoria
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