An amazing Beechworth Chardonnay by Peter Graham, who spent a decade at Giaconda.
"A very good producer in my opinion.". Gary Walsh. The Wine Front.
"Ooh, this is nice. Saline, hazelnut, slight spice, subtle struck match, white peach, white flowers and a little mint. Fine bones, a lovely flow of cool flavour, flint through a gentle honey gloss, discreet nutty umami oak, and a long finish offering green olive and a twist of citrus. It’s tightly wound as at now, and I reckon given a year or two, the score will go even higher. Superb wine of precision and grace." 95+ points, Gary Walsh. The Wine Front.
Subtle and delicate with inner strength, the '22 is but a pup, but so impressive. Brings sunny stone fruits, citrus, mango skin, toasted almond and nougat together under a seamless umbrella of discreet oak and filigree-fine acidity. Flows effortlessly, smoothly, across the tongue. Jeni Port. Halliday Wine Companion.
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.
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.