Well handled and well balanced Shiraz that gives ripe fruit, plush mouthfeel and great spicy flavour with a hint of floral coming from a small percentage of Roussanne. This is a great Shiraz. Drink well from now. Pair with french onion soup not neglecting the gruyere croutons
Grapes were handpicked from the Warner vineyard in Beechworth, grown from vines planted in decomposed granite soils which allow the vines to naturally manage their yield to ensure optimum fruit quality. The Warner Vineyard was planted with the help and encouragement of Rick Kinzbrunner at Giaconda. The wines are made by Garry Mills who is very familiar with its quality and intricacies.
Built on the fame and drive of Giaconda, the region of Beechworth has a lot to offer wine lovers. With a good diversity of styles from rich Chardonnay to Pinot Noir as well as Shiraz and Cabernet all doing well it is a must visit place.
A bit of a chameleon, Shiraz can change how it looks depending on terroir and/or wine maker influence. The Syrah based wines of Northern Rhone are dry and austere while the Shiraz of Barossa is rich and fleshy. A variety that lends itself to long aging but can be drunk at any time of its evolution.