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GIACONDA Aeolia 2009

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GIACONDA Aeolia 2009

GIACONDA Aeolia Roussanne, Beechworth
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GIACONDA Aeolia Roussanne, Beechworth
  • Style: White
  • Vintage: 2009
  • Region: Beechworth
  • Code: GAR
  • Varietal: Roussanne
  • Country: Australia

Region Beechworth

Beechworth

Located in the foothills of the Victorian Alps, Beechworth is a small cool climate region with high continentality. The vineyards enjoy a large number of sunshine hours and are generally planted at altitudes of 400m. A variety of soil types are found with the two dominant ones being ancient sandstone gravel and clay and granitic loams over decomposed gravels and clays. While north or north-easterly slopes are generally favoured, the best sites are located away from higher altitude, cold-air drainage channels, with the risk of frost high in both spring and autumn. Restricted water availability means most vineyards are dry-grown. A region of small boutique producers, Beechworth is best known for premium Chardonnay, Shiraz and Pinot Noir, although plantings of Italian varieties including Sangiovese and Nebbiolo also show great promise.

Winery GIACONDA

A mechanical engineer who spent 10 years winemaking in New Zealand, Europe and California before settling down in Australia, Rick Kinzbrunner established the Giaconda vineyard near Brown Brother’s old Everton Hills Vineyard. The vineyard, located in a small valley, is minute and planted at an altitude of 400 metres. The low yielding vines are planted unusually on south facing slopes to avoid the full impact of the sun. The lean mineralized granitic loams over decomposed gravel and clay allow both sustained water release and naturally regulated vines. Kinzbrunner is an instinctive winemaker who rolls with the personality and variations of vintage. His attention to detail and astonishing mastery of barrel work brings an extra dimension to his Chardonnay. Rick Kinzbrunner’s beguilingly ethereal Giaconda Estate Vineyard Chardonnay has emerged as one of Australia’s great wines, capturing the soul of the Beechworth landscape and the character of an exceptional vineyard site.