GIACONDA Nantua Les Deux Pinot Noir, Beechworth
100% Estate-grown Pinot Noir.
'Rich yet delicate, with finely crafted oak tannins backing a vibrant fruit focus. An earthy wine with elegant red cherry fruit… moreish and silky.'
— Rick Kinzbrunner
100% Estate grown, this wine incorporates young vine fruit and will be the only Pinot Noir released from the 2016 vintage. An earthy wine with elegant red cherry fruit. Rich yet delicate, with finely-crafted oak tannins backing a vibrant fruit focus. The palate is moreish and silky, supported by juicy fruit and bright acidity sitting in the background. Rick Kinzbrunner, winemaker.
Alcohol: 13.5%. Screw-cap. Cellaring: 3-5+ years.
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.