Estate Vineyard Chardonnay

Estate Vineyard Chardonnay

2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2008

There are two reasons you can struggle to write a tasting note. Sometimes you just can't find anything to say. Then there are times when you simply realise that words cannot do justice to what it is you're describing. A failing of the writer, not the wine. The Estate Chardonnay from 2015 is definitely the later scenario. For some, our 2010 Chardonnay reached the summit that Rick had long been climbing. He's found a new mountain, higher than the last, and successfully climbed that also. Finesse with acidity so bright, complex matchstick notes, tightly wound stone fruit and intense mineral notes push the wine to an extraordinary length on the palate. Without hesitation, this wine is potentially the greatest ever Giaconda Chardonnay. Simply jaw dropping [barrel tastings].

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Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Screw cap
Cellaring: 3-15 years

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"Pristine fruit, flinty aromatics, viscosity, al dente grip and linear acidity are all the hallmarks of an Australian grand cru."Andrew Caillard MW
Gourmet Traveller Wine
2014 Estate Vineyard Chardonnay
"This sumptuous but evenly balanced chardonnay unfolds a complex, smoky bouquet whose fresh grapefruit, melon and white peach-like aromas are tightly knit with scents of matchstick and mineral."Jeremy Oliver
Australian Wine Annual
2012 Estate Vineyard Chardonnay
"Vibrant green; the power and extreme complexity of the bouquet literally leap out of the glass, yet the palate lifts the bar further, eerily like a Grand Cru White Burgundy."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2011 Estate Vineyard Chardonnay
"A wine of staggering power, intensity and concentration, all the components - fruit, acidity, oak - are in perfect balance."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2010 Estate Vineyard Chardonnay

Estate Vineyard Chardonnay

2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2008

Wine is not just for drinking. Equally important is the joy its aromas can bring. The 2014 Estate Chardonnay is such a wine, you can just sit back and immerse yourself in the aromatic complexity of minerality, matchstick, wood spice and funky fruit. But that would be an injustice. This wine really needs time, that is time to allow its multiple veils to slowly reveal. Matchstick, complex funky sulphides, white stone fruit, exotic spices, grilled hazelnuts and then again another layer of fruit. Textured but not heavy. This wine shows more each time you return to it. To smell is to taste. A complex and finely crafted wine, augmented by carefully incorporated oak and perfectly judged acidity.

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Alcohol: 13.8%
Closure: Screw cap
Cellaring: 3-15 years

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"Pristine fruit, flinty aromatics, viscosity, al dente grip and linear acidity are all the hallmarks of an Australian grand cru."Andrew Caillard MW
Gourmet Traveller Wine
2014 Estate Vineyard Chardonnay
"This sumptuous but evenly balanced chardonnay unfolds a complex, smoky bouquet whose fresh grapefruit, melon and white peach-like aromas are tightly knit with scents of matchstick and mineral."Jeremy Oliver
Australian Wine Annual
2012 Estate Vineyard Chardonnay
"Vibrant green; the power and extreme complexity of the bouquet literally leap out of the glass, yet the palate lifts the bar further, eerily like a Grand Cru White Burgundy."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2011 Estate Vineyard Chardonnay
"A wine of staggering power, intensity and concentration, all the components - fruit, acidity, oak - are in perfect balance."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2010 Estate Vineyard Chardonnay

Estate Vineyard Chardonnay

2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2008

Vibrant green and gold in colour. The aroma of gun flint and 'old Giaconda dirt', the good type that adds further dimension to white stone fruit aromas that are spiced with citrus rind aromatics. Brings back memories of the early 90s wines with the taste of granite and quartz bringing a minerality to the end palate. A sweet smell of complex decomposed granitic humus and clay provides a distinctive stamp to this Estate Vineyard wine.

Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Screw cap

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"Pristine fruit, flinty aromatics, viscosity, al dente grip and linear acidity are all the hallmarks of an Australian grand cru."Andrew Caillard MW
Gourmet Traveller Wine
2014 Estate Vineyard Chardonnay
"This sumptuous but evenly balanced chardonnay unfolds a complex, smoky bouquet whose fresh grapefruit, melon and white peach-like aromas are tightly knit with scents of matchstick and mineral."Jeremy Oliver
Australian Wine Annual
2012 Estate Vineyard Chardonnay
"Vibrant green; the power and extreme complexity of the bouquet literally leap out of the glass, yet the palate lifts the bar further, eerily like a Grand Cru White Burgundy."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2011 Estate Vineyard Chardonnay
"A wine of staggering power, intensity and concentration, all the components - fruit, acidity, oak - are in perfect balance."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2010 Estate Vineyard Chardonnay

Estate Vineyard Chardonnay

2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2008

A deep hue of green and gold defines this wine - one of intensity and depth. Aromas of peach, oatmeal, subtle notes of charred peat, seasoned by complex lees derived characters ('the good dirt') with flashes of matchstick. The palate has intense fruit power in the spectrum of nectarine to peach stone fruits is deftly laced with complex seasoned oak that adds a zesty orange rind and ginger component to the wine. Powerful and long, the 2012 will be more immediately appealing given the sheer unadulterated intensity of the wine. This wine is an essay in depth and balance.

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Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Screw cap or cork

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"Pristine fruit, flinty aromatics, viscosity, al dente grip and linear acidity are all the hallmarks of an Australian grand cru."Andrew Caillard MW
Gourmet Traveller Wine
2014 Estate Vineyard Chardonnay
"This sumptuous but evenly balanced chardonnay unfolds a complex, smoky bouquet whose fresh grapefruit, melon and white peach-like aromas are tightly knit with scents of matchstick and mineral."Jeremy Oliver
Australian Wine Annual
2012 Estate Vineyard Chardonnay
"Vibrant green; the power and extreme complexity of the bouquet literally leap out of the glass, yet the palate lifts the bar further, eerily like a Grand Cru White Burgundy."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2011 Estate Vineyard Chardonnay
"A wine of staggering power, intensity and concentration, all the components - fruit, acidity, oak - are in perfect balance."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2010 Estate Vineyard Chardonnay

Estate Vineyard Chardonnay

2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2008

Wine of the year - Jeremy Oliver, The Australian Wine Annual 2013.

Once again, recent tastings have have exceeded my expectations. A signature nose of matchstick and meal with powerful underlying minerality. Like 2010 this wine reflects many characters from some of best vintages of the 90s. A very powerful palate, tight and racy. Wonderfully subtle fruit, well integrated with complex secondary characters, fine acidity and great length. This wine will develop into a real classic, quite in the style of traditional Burgundy. This wine will have great longevity - especially under screwcap closure.

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Alcohol: 13.0%
Closure: Screw cap or cork

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"Pristine fruit, flinty aromatics, viscosity, al dente grip and linear acidity are all the hallmarks of an Australian grand cru."Andrew Caillard MW
Gourmet Traveller Wine
2014 Estate Vineyard Chardonnay
"This sumptuous but evenly balanced chardonnay unfolds a complex, smoky bouquet whose fresh grapefruit, melon and white peach-like aromas are tightly knit with scents of matchstick and mineral."Jeremy Oliver
Australian Wine Annual
2012 Estate Vineyard Chardonnay
"Vibrant green; the power and extreme complexity of the bouquet literally leap out of the glass, yet the palate lifts the bar further, eerily like a Grand Cru White Burgundy."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2011 Estate Vineyard Chardonnay
"A wine of staggering power, intensity and concentration, all the components - fruit, acidity, oak - are in perfect balance."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2010 Estate Vineyard Chardonnay

Estate Vineyard Chardonnay

2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2008

Best Chardonnay - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2014. 

Wine of the year and best Chardonnay - Nick Stock, Good Wine Guide 2013.

Wine of the year - Phillip Rich, Financial Review Magazine, 30 November 2012.

Our first Chardonnay completely fermented and aged underground in the cave. This means a slower and more even ageing process, combined with the cooler season this has resulted in a wine with very long ageing potential. The wine has a signature nose of matchstick and meal with powerful underlying minerality. While similar in style to 2008 this wine is a little more racy with slightly less oak showing at this stage. The palate is highly refined and harks back to some of our best vintages from the 90s. The fruit is powerful but very well integrated with the other components.

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Alcohol: 13.0%
Closure: Screw cap or cork

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"Pristine fruit, flinty aromatics, viscosity, al dente grip and linear acidity are all the hallmarks of an Australian grand cru."Andrew Caillard MW
Gourmet Traveller Wine
2014 Estate Vineyard Chardonnay
"This sumptuous but evenly balanced chardonnay unfolds a complex, smoky bouquet whose fresh grapefruit, melon and white peach-like aromas are tightly knit with scents of matchstick and mineral."Jeremy Oliver
Australian Wine Annual
2012 Estate Vineyard Chardonnay
"Vibrant green; the power and extreme complexity of the bouquet literally leap out of the glass, yet the palate lifts the bar further, eerily like a Grand Cru White Burgundy."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2011 Estate Vineyard Chardonnay
"A wine of staggering power, intensity and concentration, all the components - fruit, acidity, oak - are in perfect balance."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2010 Estate Vineyard Chardonnay

Estate Vineyard Chardonnay

2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2008

The nose has typical Giaconda characters with hints of meal; matchstick and minerals with overtones of toasty oak. The 2008 while slightly more refined and elegant (due to earlier picking in cooler conditions) combines all the best aspects of the 04; 05 and 06 vintages and still maintains the length and power on the finish which is a Giaconda hallmark. This could be the most refined Giaconda Chardonnay for years, but still embodies the usual drive and power.

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Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Screw cap or cork

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"Pristine fruit, flinty aromatics, viscosity, al dente grip and linear acidity are all the hallmarks of an Australian grand cru."Andrew Caillard MW
Gourmet Traveller Wine
2014 Estate Vineyard Chardonnay
"This sumptuous but evenly balanced chardonnay unfolds a complex, smoky bouquet whose fresh grapefruit, melon and white peach-like aromas are tightly knit with scents of matchstick and mineral."Jeremy Oliver
Australian Wine Annual
2012 Estate Vineyard Chardonnay
"Vibrant green; the power and extreme complexity of the bouquet literally leap out of the glass, yet the palate lifts the bar further, eerily like a Grand Cru White Burgundy."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2011 Estate Vineyard Chardonnay
"A wine of staggering power, intensity and concentration, all the components - fruit, acidity, oak - are in perfect balance."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2010 Estate Vineyard Chardonnay

Estate Vineyard Shiraz

Estate Vineyard Shiraz

2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009

Compelling already, the 2015 Estate Shiraz leaves no question unanswered as to its heritage. Briar, a touch of dill, black pepper, cinnamon, wood spice and dry twigs are working their magic here. Most compelling is the structure; taut, fine tannins push the raspberry fruit, whilst bright acidity enlivens the fruit, adding freshness and vitality. All the elements for another powerful, complex Estate Shiraz are present. Time in barrel will allow them to emerge into a harmonious entity where the structural elements quietly support the perfectly ripe and complex fruit notes [barrel tastings].

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Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Cork only
Cellaring: 7-20 years

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"Made with ultimate skill and respect for the strong sense of place this great wine invokes; Beechworth and shiraz are joined at the hip."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2013 Estate Vineyard Shiraz
"Quite extraordinary, and just beginning to reveal what what it will ultimately deliver. Exotically spiced, with heady, deeply layered scents of dark berries, musky spices and black pepper backed by nuances of smoked meats."Jeremy Oliver
Australian Wine Annual
2012 Estate Vineyard Shiraz
"...red cherry, black cherry, sour cherry and briefly poached and spiced plum flavours chase each other around the palate, in doing so increasing its length as the chase becomes more frantic. There is so much to be discovered in the depths of this lovely wine."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2012 Estate Vineyard Shiraz

Estate Vineyard Shiraz

2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009

Coal black with magenta at the rim; complex aromatics swirling in and out, making it devilishly hard to do justice to with words. Initially the floral and heady notes of fresh earth, pepper, ripe dark plums, wood smoke and spice show: then dark and moody notes of stems, briar, black olives and vegetable extract emerge. One minute it's flighty like a violin, the next deep, mellow and brooding like a cello. The notes that play on the bouquet follow on the palate. Powerful dark plum fruit, spiced and savoury, is drawn by finely tuned tannins and acidity. This wine manages to combine depth and complexity whilst delivering a gentle footprint.

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Alcohol: 13.8%
Closure: Cork only
Cellaring: 7-20 years

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"Made with ultimate skill and respect for the strong sense of place this great wine invokes; Beechworth and shiraz are joined at the hip."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2013 Estate Vineyard Shiraz
"Quite extraordinary, and just beginning to reveal what what it will ultimately deliver. Exotically spiced, with heady, deeply layered scents of dark berries, musky spices and black pepper backed by nuances of smoked meats."Jeremy Oliver
Australian Wine Annual
2012 Estate Vineyard Shiraz
"...red cherry, black cherry, sour cherry and briefly poached and spiced plum flavours chase each other around the palate, in doing so increasing its length as the chase becomes more frantic. There is so much to be discovered in the depths of this lovely wine."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2012 Estate Vineyard Shiraz

Estate Vineyard Shiraz

2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009

Intense colour of dark magenta. Lifted floral notes compete with black cherries and red plum fruits. Graphite adds much to the equation here. The palate is long, racy and savoury with an oak compliment adding spice and lovely fine grain tannins. An excellent follow on from the 2012 vintage with an overlay of sweet undergrowth and dark meaty characters. A powerful wine that will certainly evolve given time in the cellar.

Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Cork only

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"Made with ultimate skill and respect for the strong sense of place this great wine invokes; Beechworth and shiraz are joined at the hip."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2013 Estate Vineyard Shiraz
"Quite extraordinary, and just beginning to reveal what what it will ultimately deliver. Exotically spiced, with heady, deeply layered scents of dark berries, musky spices and black pepper backed by nuances of smoked meats."Jeremy Oliver
Australian Wine Annual
2012 Estate Vineyard Shiraz
"...red cherry, black cherry, sour cherry and briefly poached and spiced plum flavours chase each other around the palate, in doing so increasing its length as the chase becomes more frantic. There is so much to be discovered in the depths of this lovely wine."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2012 Estate Vineyard Shiraz

Estate Vineyard Shiraz

2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009

Deep magenta hue pushes out to the rim. Hints of dewy rose garden and subtle briar compete with charcuterie, smoked peat and black fruits. Hints of freshly turned sods of earth and black pepper and cinnamon complete the picture; light on its feet with an abundance of ripe but not sweet black fruit handsomely restrained by fine savoury tannins that keep the wine focused. A spicy mineral purity creates a fresh finish. A wine of latent power in which refinement and finesse are the hallmarks.

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Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Cork only

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"Made with ultimate skill and respect for the strong sense of place this great wine invokes; Beechworth and shiraz are joined at the hip."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2013 Estate Vineyard Shiraz
"Quite extraordinary, and just beginning to reveal what what it will ultimately deliver. Exotically spiced, with heady, deeply layered scents of dark berries, musky spices and black pepper backed by nuances of smoked meats."Jeremy Oliver
Australian Wine Annual
2012 Estate Vineyard Shiraz
"...red cherry, black cherry, sour cherry and briefly poached and spiced plum flavours chase each other around the palate, in doing so increasing its length as the chase becomes more frantic. There is so much to be discovered in the depths of this lovely wine."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2012 Estate Vineyard Shiraz

Estate Vineyard Shiraz

2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009

A melange of red fruits with aspects of Côte-Rôtie briar and earth characters. Pepper and spice combine with a highly aromatic bouquet to give a lifted and expressive nose. The palate is fine, taut and concentrated with hints of savoury oak and dried herbs. This wine is densely packed with fruit which carries through to the finish with fine grain tannins and perfect acidity as the result of a cooler year.

Alcohol: 13.0%
Closure: Cork only

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"Made with ultimate skill and respect for the strong sense of place this great wine invokes; Beechworth and shiraz are joined at the hip."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2013 Estate Vineyard Shiraz
"Quite extraordinary, and just beginning to reveal what what it will ultimately deliver. Exotically spiced, with heady, deeply layered scents of dark berries, musky spices and black pepper backed by nuances of smoked meats."Jeremy Oliver
Australian Wine Annual
2012 Estate Vineyard Shiraz
"...red cherry, black cherry, sour cherry and briefly poached and spiced plum flavours chase each other around the palate, in doing so increasing its length as the chase becomes more frantic. There is so much to be discovered in the depths of this lovely wine."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2012 Estate Vineyard Shiraz

Estate Vineyard Shiraz

2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009

A highly expressive nose of violets and graphite, with a wild briar character. This is the first Giaconda Shiraz with a small Viognier component - which adds an interesting extra dimension. It has an elegant structure but still retains its latent power. An ethereal palate and refined tannins. Only the second release of the Estate Shiraz, it is showing great promise and has developed outstanding depth while still holding great refinement.

Alcohol: 13.0%
Closure: Cork only

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"Made with ultimate skill and respect for the strong sense of place this great wine invokes; Beechworth and shiraz are joined at the hip."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2013 Estate Vineyard Shiraz
"Quite extraordinary, and just beginning to reveal what what it will ultimately deliver. Exotically spiced, with heady, deeply layered scents of dark berries, musky spices and black pepper backed by nuances of smoked meats."Jeremy Oliver
Australian Wine Annual
2012 Estate Vineyard Shiraz
"...red cherry, black cherry, sour cherry and briefly poached and spiced plum flavours chase each other around the palate, in doing so increasing its length as the chase becomes more frantic. There is so much to be discovered in the depths of this lovely wine."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2012 Estate Vineyard Shiraz

Estate Vineyard Shiraz

2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009

The nose is wild; brambles and game with violet undertones. Concentrated lush mouth filling palate. Hints of roasted coffee. This powerful wine finishes with assertive tannins. Very much in the Rhone style. This is the first release from our Estate Vineyard amphitheatre block. After several small crops in previous years we now feel the vineyard is producing top quality fruit and can produce a stand alone wine.

Alcohol: 13.9%
Closure: Cork only

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"Made with ultimate skill and respect for the strong sense of place this great wine invokes; Beechworth and shiraz are joined at the hip."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2013 Estate Vineyard Shiraz
"Quite extraordinary, and just beginning to reveal what what it will ultimately deliver. Exotically spiced, with heady, deeply layered scents of dark berries, musky spices and black pepper backed by nuances of smoked meats."Jeremy Oliver
Australian Wine Annual
2012 Estate Vineyard Shiraz
"...red cherry, black cherry, sour cherry and briefly poached and spiced plum flavours chase each other around the palate, in doing so increasing its length as the chase becomes more frantic. There is so much to be discovered in the depths of this lovely wine."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2012 Estate Vineyard Shiraz

Warner Vineyard Shiraz

Warner Vineyard Shiraz

2015 2013 2012 2011 2010 2008

Here is the dance of seven veils. Feminine and highly aromatic on first impression. As each layer is peeled away, the definitive elements of Shiraz are slowly revealed. Aromatic notes of briar, rose petals dampened by the earthy morning dew, giving way to earth, wood spice, white pepper and bright red cherry fruit. The palate is lively, spicy and full of red fruits – cherries and raspberry backed by a fine frame of powdery tannins. With time in barrel this wine will evolve into a complex amalgam of red fruits and sous bois [barrel tastings].

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Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Cork or screw cap

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"Very different to the Estate Shiraz, more spicy and savoury, more seeking to jump off the lead and head off into the unknown. It's a high quality wine with loads of personality."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2013 Warner Vineyard Shiraz
"Arrestingly complex and savoury, this stylish, smoky shiraz unfolds a dusty, faintly minty perfume of heady floral notes, sweet small black and red berries, tight-knit smoky oak, herbal bay leaf nuances and a hint of charcuterie."Jeremy Oliver
Australian Wine Annual
2012 Warner Vineyard Shiraz
"This was one of the most wondrous reds I’ve ever stuck in my gob. Giaconda, Warner, Beechworth: simple words that might resonate through time. When smells, tastes and words interleave, names do mean something."Tim White
Australian Financial Review
2012 Warner Vineyard Shiraz

Warner Vineyard Shiraz

2015 2013 2012 2011 2010 2008

Freshly turned earth, blackberries, plums and sweet Szechuan pepper create a complex aromatic. The palate is vibrant, subtly spiced with oak notes framed by powder fine tannins. Finishes cool and focused with a graphite edge and lingering notes of violets, lavender and black pepper. A wine of elegance, balance and assurity.

Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Cork or screw cap
Cellaring: 7-20 years

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"Very different to the Estate Shiraz, more spicy and savoury, more seeking to jump off the lead and head off into the unknown. It's a high quality wine with loads of personality."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2013 Warner Vineyard Shiraz
"Arrestingly complex and savoury, this stylish, smoky shiraz unfolds a dusty, faintly minty perfume of heady floral notes, sweet small black and red berries, tight-knit smoky oak, herbal bay leaf nuances and a hint of charcuterie."Jeremy Oliver
Australian Wine Annual
2012 Warner Vineyard Shiraz
"This was one of the most wondrous reds I’ve ever stuck in my gob. Giaconda, Warner, Beechworth: simple words that might resonate through time. When smells, tastes and words interleave, names do mean something."Tim White
Australian Financial Review
2012 Warner Vineyard Shiraz

Warner Vineyard Shiraz

2015 2013 2012 2011 2010 2008

Impressive depth of colour. Lashes of black berries and vanilla pod with earth notes bringing another twist to the bouquet. There's chocolate and orange peel, cinnamon and sage too; a fruit laden palate with gobs of delicious blackberries nicely seasoned  by fine cedary tannins finished off with a twist of cracked black pepper. A much bigger and bolder style than the 2011 but with sufficient poise and structure to show why granite soils are the perfect fit for Shiraz. A savoury mineral flourish at the end makes the wine moreish.

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Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Cork or screw cap

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"Very different to the Estate Shiraz, more spicy and savoury, more seeking to jump off the lead and head off into the unknown. It's a high quality wine with loads of personality."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2013 Warner Vineyard Shiraz
"Arrestingly complex and savoury, this stylish, smoky shiraz unfolds a dusty, faintly minty perfume of heady floral notes, sweet small black and red berries, tight-knit smoky oak, herbal bay leaf nuances and a hint of charcuterie."Jeremy Oliver
Australian Wine Annual
2012 Warner Vineyard Shiraz
"This was one of the most wondrous reds I’ve ever stuck in my gob. Giaconda, Warner, Beechworth: simple words that might resonate through time. When smells, tastes and words interleave, names do mean something."Tim White
Australian Financial Review
2012 Warner Vineyard Shiraz

Warner Vineyard Shiraz

2015 2013 2012 2011 2010 2008

A complex nose of spice, pepper and undergrowth shows lifted red fruit characters as a result of the cooler vintage. A vibrant palate of sweet plums and cherries with an edge of roasted meats, earth and mushroom. The palate is elegant with a long finish and nicely balanced by fine grained silky tannins.

Alcohol: 13.0%
Closure: Cork or screw cap

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"Very different to the Estate Shiraz, more spicy and savoury, more seeking to jump off the lead and head off into the unknown. It's a high quality wine with loads of personality."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2013 Warner Vineyard Shiraz
"Arrestingly complex and savoury, this stylish, smoky shiraz unfolds a dusty, faintly minty perfume of heady floral notes, sweet small black and red berries, tight-knit smoky oak, herbal bay leaf nuances and a hint of charcuterie."Jeremy Oliver
Australian Wine Annual
2012 Warner Vineyard Shiraz
"This was one of the most wondrous reds I’ve ever stuck in my gob. Giaconda, Warner, Beechworth: simple words that might resonate through time. When smells, tastes and words interleave, names do mean something."Tim White
Australian Financial Review
2012 Warner Vineyard Shiraz

Warner Vineyard Shiraz

2015 2013 2012 2011 2010 2008

The nose is profoundly deep with Scents of herb, red fruits and coffee. A firm and more refined, tightly structured palate reflecting a cooler vintage. Exotic Rhone like characters of wild herbs are developing as a counterpoint to the evident dark fruit. This continues the traditional Warner vineyard style and should offer good ageing potential.

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Alcohol: 13.3%
Closure: Cork or screw cap

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"Very different to the Estate Shiraz, more spicy and savoury, more seeking to jump off the lead and head off into the unknown. It's a high quality wine with loads of personality."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2013 Warner Vineyard Shiraz
"Arrestingly complex and savoury, this stylish, smoky shiraz unfolds a dusty, faintly minty perfume of heady floral notes, sweet small black and red berries, tight-knit smoky oak, herbal bay leaf nuances and a hint of charcuterie."Jeremy Oliver
Australian Wine Annual
2012 Warner Vineyard Shiraz
"This was one of the most wondrous reds I’ve ever stuck in my gob. Giaconda, Warner, Beechworth: simple words that might resonate through time. When smells, tastes and words interleave, names do mean something."Tim White
Australian Financial Review
2012 Warner Vineyard Shiraz

Warner Vineyard Shiraz

2015 2013 2012 2011 2010 2008

Deep nose; violets and Charcuterie in the now established style of 05 and 06; concentrated; intense; long and powerful. Lively with obvious firm tannins. This vineyard continues to impress with the depth and complexity of the fruit. It will benefit greatly from cellaring. The Warner continues to attract great reviews.

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Alcohol: 13.9%
Closure: Cork or screw cap

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"Very different to the Estate Shiraz, more spicy and savoury, more seeking to jump off the lead and head off into the unknown. It's a high quality wine with loads of personality."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2013 Warner Vineyard Shiraz
"Arrestingly complex and savoury, this stylish, smoky shiraz unfolds a dusty, faintly minty perfume of heady floral notes, sweet small black and red berries, tight-knit smoky oak, herbal bay leaf nuances and a hint of charcuterie."Jeremy Oliver
Australian Wine Annual
2012 Warner Vineyard Shiraz
"This was one of the most wondrous reds I’ve ever stuck in my gob. Giaconda, Warner, Beechworth: simple words that might resonate through time. When smells, tastes and words interleave, names do mean something."Tim White
Australian Financial Review
2012 Warner Vineyard Shiraz

Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

2013 2012 2010 2008

Crimson in colour with good depth to the meniscus. beetroot, red cherries, raspberry, earth and hints of damp rose petals and undergrowth. A subtle and rich mouth feel neatly framed by fine tannins. Refreshing and light on its feet, it expresses the finer characters of the Pinot Noir variety. Feminine and graceful with hidden strength. Mineral notes from the granite soil interplay with the fruit to create a savoury finish.

Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Screw cap
Cellaring: 5-15 years

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"Artfully balanced and focused, this exceptional pinot reveals a deeply floral and earthy bouquet whose heady perfume of dark cherries, plums and charcuterie meat undertones reveals cranberry-like nuances. It’s long and elegant, with a fine, bony undercarriage of firmish tannins and some very smart new fine-grained oak beneath its briary and finely integrated flavours of plums, cherries and berries. It culminates in a drying, slatey and savoury finish of exceptional persistence and tightly knit acidity."Jeremy Oliver
Australian Wine Annual
2012 Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

2013 2012 2010 2008

Old fashioned magenta colour; Satsuma plums, twigs, cold tea and exotic spice notes of cinnamon and mandarin rind. Brooding and mysterious with a captivating aroma. It has elements reminiscent of '89 and '92 with additional layers of complexity. The initial palate impact provides ripe plum notes with a striking corset of fine savoury tannin that focuses and defines the wine. Powerful yet elegant, ripe but not sweet, it will require time for the wine to unravel its hidden magic. Without question the most complex and beautiful structured Pinot to come from Giaconda.

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Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Screw cap

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"Artfully balanced and focused, this exceptional pinot reveals a deeply floral and earthy bouquet whose heady perfume of dark cherries, plums and charcuterie meat undertones reveals cranberry-like nuances. It’s long and elegant, with a fine, bony undercarriage of firmish tannins and some very smart new fine-grained oak beneath its briary and finely integrated flavours of plums, cherries and berries. It culminates in a drying, slatey and savoury finish of exceptional persistence and tightly knit acidity."Jeremy Oliver
Australian Wine Annual
2012 Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

2013 2012 2010 2008

Beautiful deep aromatics of cherry and exotic spices. Characters of forest floor are evident on both the nose and palate. It has a rich, savoury and powerful palate, followed by grippy tannins and lingering acidity. Great balance with perfect weight. This wine further reinforces our opinion of the Beechworth and Yarra Valley blend.

Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Screw cap

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"Artfully balanced and focused, this exceptional pinot reveals a deeply floral and earthy bouquet whose heady perfume of dark cherries, plums and charcuterie meat undertones reveals cranberry-like nuances. It’s long and elegant, with a fine, bony undercarriage of firmish tannins and some very smart new fine-grained oak beneath its briary and finely integrated flavours of plums, cherries and berries. It culminates in a drying, slatey and savoury finish of exceptional persistence and tightly knit acidity."Jeremy Oliver
Australian Wine Annual
2012 Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

2013 2012 2010 2008

A lifted scented nose of cherries and rose petals with fungal undertones. A rich powerful palate; sweet cherry fruit; exotic spices and lovely balancing tannins. This would be ideal with Peking duck. Combining the fruit of the Yarra Valley with the briar characters of Beechworth. This has all the flavours Pinot drinkers are seeking.

Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Screw cap

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"Artfully balanced and focused, this exceptional pinot reveals a deeply floral and earthy bouquet whose heady perfume of dark cherries, plums and charcuterie meat undertones reveals cranberry-like nuances. It’s long and elegant, with a fine, bony undercarriage of firmish tannins and some very smart new fine-grained oak beneath its briary and finely integrated flavours of plums, cherries and berries. It culminates in a drying, slatey and savoury finish of exceptional persistence and tightly knit acidity."Jeremy Oliver
Australian Wine Annual
2012 Pinot Noir

Nebbiolo

Nebbiolo

2012 2011 2010 2009 2008

Magenta to blood red in colour. Earthy with lingering notes of rose petals, black cherry, cold tea and twigs. Cool on the palate with substantial deep concentrated black fruits. The wine is framed by drying savoury tannins that direct rather than swamp the fruit. A bold yet beautifully classic example of the Nebbiolo variety.

Alcohol: 14.0%
Closure: Cork only
Cellaring: 7-20 years
Source: Beechworth GI

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"Light, but bright hue; this is an awesome nebbiolo, rearing up on its hind legs and growling at anyone daring to open it before '20; its fragrance is exceptional."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2012 Nebbiolo
"Heady and perfumed, deeply and profoundly floral, with scents of red rose petals, violets, sweet black berries and fine cedary oak backed by nuances of blueberries, dark plums and undertones of cloves and dried herbs."Jeremy Oliver
Australian Wine Annual
2011 Nebbiolo
"...moving with deceptive ease into the sombre opening stanza of the palate before it, too, lifts with mouthwatering red and black cherry fruits, the tannins like the cellos in a symphony orchestra, insistent and underscoring the moment they are called upon to take command."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2011 Nebbiolo

Nebbiolo

2012 2011 2010 2009 2008

Crimson to brick red in colour. A wine of the soul; earthy, ferrous notes with red cherries and the sweet scent of fresh roses and violets. The palate is supple, full and yet it dances lightly on its toes. The tannin structure is long and fine. What impresses most is its undefinable character - simply it tastes vinous, serious and sophisticated. Combining fruit depth with beautifully crafted tannins. This wine culminates in a long, savoury and hedonistic flourish. A wine to cellar rather than rush headlong into!

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Alcohol: 14.0%
Closure: Cork only

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"Light, but bright hue; this is an awesome nebbiolo, rearing up on its hind legs and growling at anyone daring to open it before '20; its fragrance is exceptional."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2012 Nebbiolo
"Heady and perfumed, deeply and profoundly floral, with scents of red rose petals, violets, sweet black berries and fine cedary oak backed by nuances of blueberries, dark plums and undertones of cloves and dried herbs."Jeremy Oliver
Australian Wine Annual
2011 Nebbiolo
"...moving with deceptive ease into the sombre opening stanza of the palate before it, too, lifts with mouthwatering red and black cherry fruits, the tannins like the cellos in a symphony orchestra, insistent and underscoring the moment they are called upon to take command."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2011 Nebbiolo

Nebbiolo

2012 2011 2010 2009 2008

In typical Nebbiolo fashion this wine takes time to open and to reveal its true colours; a vibrant robe, not too dark and with a typical brick hue around the edges. The nose blossoms with lots of tar and exotic spice but still shows those intriguing hints of rose petal. The palate is extremely complex, a melange of delicacy and great power at the same time. Ethereal yet mouth filling, it has a barely hidden richness with a rather more obvious long drawn-out tannic finish and great acidity. Decanting is recommended.

Alcohol: 13.8%
Closure: Cork only

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"Light, but bright hue; this is an awesome nebbiolo, rearing up on its hind legs and growling at anyone daring to open it before '20; its fragrance is exceptional."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2012 Nebbiolo
"Heady and perfumed, deeply and profoundly floral, with scents of red rose petals, violets, sweet black berries and fine cedary oak backed by nuances of blueberries, dark plums and undertones of cloves and dried herbs."Jeremy Oliver
Australian Wine Annual
2011 Nebbiolo
"...moving with deceptive ease into the sombre opening stanza of the palate before it, too, lifts with mouthwatering red and black cherry fruits, the tannins like the cellos in a symphony orchestra, insistent and underscoring the moment they are called upon to take command."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2011 Nebbiolo

Nebbiolo

2012 2011 2010 2009 2008

An extremely lifted and powerful nose of violets and tar; this carries past the often quoted rose spectrum of Nebbiolo. The palate is rich and silky with an enigmatic quality that almost assaults the palate while still retaining an element of latent restrained power. The tannins are plush but still very fine, which in combination with good acidity carries the palate to a very long finish.

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Alcohol: 13.8%
Closure: Cork only

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"Light, but bright hue; this is an awesome nebbiolo, rearing up on its hind legs and growling at anyone daring to open it before '20; its fragrance is exceptional."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2012 Nebbiolo
"Heady and perfumed, deeply and profoundly floral, with scents of red rose petals, violets, sweet black berries and fine cedary oak backed by nuances of blueberries, dark plums and undertones of cloves and dried herbs."Jeremy Oliver
Australian Wine Annual
2011 Nebbiolo
"...moving with deceptive ease into the sombre opening stanza of the palate before it, too, lifts with mouthwatering red and black cherry fruits, the tannins like the cellos in a symphony orchestra, insistent and underscoring the moment they are called upon to take command."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2011 Nebbiolo

Nebbiolo

2012 2011 2010 2009 2008

Possessing a medium ruby colour, the rose petal character on the nose is pretty profound, with quite a lot of tar and some funky game notes. Layers of aromas include rose hip tea, tobacco, some loam, a bit of dark chocolate and a touch of anise amongst the stewed Ceylon tea leaves. The medium to full body, crisp acidity and firm, chewy tannins confirm this is a wonderfully varietally expressive wine with a long complex finish. 95-97 points. Reviewed by Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW - The Wine Advocate June 2010 [barrel sample].

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Alcohol: 14.5%
Closure: Cork only

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"Light, but bright hue; this is an awesome nebbiolo, rearing up on its hind legs and growling at anyone daring to open it before '20; its fragrance is exceptional."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2012 Nebbiolo
"Heady and perfumed, deeply and profoundly floral, with scents of red rose petals, violets, sweet black berries and fine cedary oak backed by nuances of blueberries, dark plums and undertones of cloves and dried herbs."Jeremy Oliver
Australian Wine Annual
2011 Nebbiolo
"...moving with deceptive ease into the sombre opening stanza of the palate before it, too, lifts with mouthwatering red and black cherry fruits, the tannins like the cellos in a symphony orchestra, insistent and underscoring the moment they are called upon to take command."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2011 Nebbiolo

Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

2012 2011 2010 2009

As a result of our replanting programme and grafting of some older vines to Shiraz; this vintage was the last release of Estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon.

An exemplary aroma of cassis, crushed tobacco leaf, bay leaf, cedar and vanilla wafting around red to black fruits quintessential of Cabernet. Fine and silky mouth-feel combining with extract and tannins to create a long and savoury palate fuelled by cassis and cedar flavours that linger in the mouth. What a swan song, saving the best for last as the vines pull up stumps and head west. Fittingly leaving behind Giaconda's best ever Cabernet.

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Alcohol: 13.8%
Closure: Cork only

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"The last one and what a swansong it is. All the hallmarks of great Cabernet are here, dark berries, cherries, chocolate and various leaves, the oak slides in perfectly with sweet vanillin and baking spices and there's an edge of brooding dark stones, this smells complex and suave with violet-like florals too."Nick Stock
2012 Cabernet

Cabernet Sauvignon

2012 2011 2010 2009

Notes of ripe black fruit and cedar, the nose is racy and has a classic Cabernet character without showing any green edges. The palate structure is very assertive whilst still being rich and long. This wine finishes with classic fine grained firm tannins which run right through the structure and will enable long term aging potential.

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Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Cork only

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"The last one and what a swansong it is. All the hallmarks of great Cabernet are here, dark berries, cherries, chocolate and various leaves, the oak slides in perfectly with sweet vanillin and baking spices and there's an edge of brooding dark stones, this smells complex and suave with violet-like florals too."Nick Stock
2012 Cabernet

Cabernet Sauvignon

2012 2011 2010 2009

A lifted nose of cedar, cassis and black fruits. Ripe cabernet aroma with no leafy overtones. Powerful elegant palate showing the black fruits and cedar. Very fine with depth, concentration and fine grain tannins. Bordeaux lovers will really appreciate the fine but assertive character of this wine. 

Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Cork only

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"The last one and what a swansong it is. All the hallmarks of great Cabernet are here, dark berries, cherries, chocolate and various leaves, the oak slides in perfectly with sweet vanillin and baking spices and there's an edge of brooding dark stones, this smells complex and suave with violet-like florals too."Nick Stock
2012 Cabernet

Cabernet Sauvignon

2012 2011 2010 2009

The nose has lovely perfume of liquorice, cassis and cedar. This wine has a lifted nose, followed by tobacco and green tea. The palate is already highly integrated and should become even fleshier and more complex over time. Good density, which is nicely balanced by firm and evident tannin and acidity. This wine should be very long lived.

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Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Cork only

Not available

"The last one and what a swansong it is. All the hallmarks of great Cabernet are here, dark berries, cherries, chocolate and various leaves, the oak slides in perfectly with sweet vanillin and baking spices and there's an edge of brooding dark stones, this smells complex and suave with violet-like florals too."Nick Stock
2012 Cabernet

Nantua Chardonnay

Nantua Chardonnay

2015 2013 2012 2010 2009 2008

Nantua Chardonnay is a blend of premium Giaconda Estate grown Chardonnay and fruit sourced from close neighbouring vineyards. This wine is made using similar methods to our Estate Chardonnay, with less time in barrel and less new oak. This results in a more fruit-forward style that is ready to drink immediately and does not require long term cellaring. This wine offers all the Giaconda hallmarks of complexity, palate texture and minerality.

Straw yellow. Aromas of meal and white peach with a spark of matchstick. Mineral notes follow clearly expressing the granite terroir. The palate is tight yet rich with white peach, cinnamon and lemon curd adding a zest to the fruit finish. A powerful and poised vintage: spicy, full and creamy in texture with a satisfying and elegant palate. An echo of the Estate wine with a small component of Roussanne. This wine will drink well young. Perfectly balanced and with enough attitude to make this one the finest Nantua releases to date.

Alcohol: 13.8%
Closure: Screw cap
Cellaring: 3-5 years
Blend: Chardonnay (95%) and Roussanne (5%) from Beechworth GI

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"Has a chalky/minerally flavour/texture but the flood of barley, lime, peach and pear drop flavours provide the main seduction. Smoky, leesy characters add both layers and complexity. Power and finish."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2013 Nantua Chardonnay
"Nantua is the second label of Beechworth winery Giaconda... this is in typically subtle house style, with yeast lees, white flower, white peach and minerally qualities. It has superb texture, softness and length."Ralph Kyte-Powell
2012 Nantua Chardonnay

Nantua Chardonnay

2015 2013 2012 2010 2009 2008

Nantua Chardonnay is a blend of premium Giaconda Estate grown Chardonnay and fruit sourced from close neighbouring vineyards. This wine is made using similar methods to our Estate Chardonnay, with less time in barrel and less new oak. This results in a more fruit-forward style that is ready to drink immediately and does not require long term cellaring. This wine offers all the Giaconda hallmarks of complexity, palate texture and minerality.

Bright in colour; straw gold tinged with green Peach and nectarine fruit coming to the fore, then complex lees-derived characters which mingle with ginger and orange zest aromatics. White stone fruits fill the palate in a controlled manner – textural roundness precisely framed by oak and acid. Fittingly, the flourish in the tail delivers a timely reminder of the mineral qualities from granite soils, with a dry and fine savoury finish.

Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Screw cap only

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"Has a chalky/minerally flavour/texture but the flood of barley, lime, peach and pear drop flavours provide the main seduction. Smoky, leesy characters add both layers and complexity. Power and finish."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2013 Nantua Chardonnay
"Nantua is the second label of Beechworth winery Giaconda... this is in typically subtle house style, with yeast lees, white flower, white peach and minerally qualities. It has superb texture, softness and length."Ralph Kyte-Powell
2012 Nantua Chardonnay

Nantua Chardonnay

2015 2013 2012 2010 2009 2008

Nantua Chardonnay is a blend of premium Giaconda Estate grown Chardonnay and fruit sourced from close neighbouring vineyards. This wine is made using similar methods to our Estate Chardonnay, with less time in barrel and less new oak. This results in a more fruit-forward style that is ready to drink immediately and does not require long term cellaring. This wine offers all the Giaconda hallmarks of complexity, palate texture and minerality.

A small component of Roussanne gives this wine an additional fruit lift. The palate is typically complex and mineral - a real junior Giaconda Chardonnay. A little more forward than the Estate Chardonnay maybe, but long and very flavoursome. Rick has changed the basis of this wine somewhat; it now contains a large amount of Giaconda Estate grown fruit, with some from two close neighbours and less Roussanne. This makes it more of an entry level Giaconda Chardonnay but still maintains the general characteristics of the former Nantua. This wine has the capability to age for some years.

Alcohol: 13.0%
Closure: Screw cap only

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"Has a chalky/minerally flavour/texture but the flood of barley, lime, peach and pear drop flavours provide the main seduction. Smoky, leesy characters add both layers and complexity. Power and finish."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2013 Nantua Chardonnay
"Nantua is the second label of Beechworth winery Giaconda... this is in typically subtle house style, with yeast lees, white flower, white peach and minerally qualities. It has superb texture, softness and length."Ralph Kyte-Powell
2012 Nantua Chardonnay

Nantua Chardonnay

2015 2013 2012 2010 2009 2008

Nantua Chardonnay is a blend of Chardonnay and Roussanne (7%) fruit sourced from a neighbouring Beechworth vineyard grown on granite soils. This wine is made using similar methods to our Estate Vineyard Chardonnay, with less time in barrel and less new oak. This results in a more fruit forward style.

This seductive wine has a superb mineral quality balanced by lush underlying fruit. The nose is similar to the Estate Chardonnay, with oatmeal, hazelnuts, matchstick and lingering minerality on the palate. Chardonnay dominates but the Roussanne adds a rich complementary component - a complex nose will enable the wine to pair with a wide range of foods, from oysters to pork belly. The palate is evidently spicy at this stage and will flesh out beautifully once the fruit flourishes. Savoury characters, minerality and fruit all play a part and will soon combine to give wonderful depth and complexity. The palate is quite rich but drawn out by fine acidity and a touch of phenolic, which also helps to make the wine a great partner with a wide range of foods.

Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Screw cap only

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"Has a chalky/minerally flavour/texture but the flood of barley, lime, peach and pear drop flavours provide the main seduction. Smoky, leesy characters add both layers and complexity. Power and finish."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2013 Nantua Chardonnay
"Nantua is the second label of Beechworth winery Giaconda... this is in typically subtle house style, with yeast lees, white flower, white peach and minerally qualities. It has superb texture, softness and length."Ralph Kyte-Powell
2012 Nantua Chardonnay

Nantua Chardonnay

2015 2013 2012 2010 2009 2008

Nantua Chardonnay is a blend of Chardonnay and Roussanne (7%) fruit sourced from a neighbouring Beechworth vineyard grown on granite soils. This wine is made using similar methods to our Estate Vineyard Chardonnay, with less time in barrel and less new oak. This results in a more fruit forward style.

The only Chardonnay released from the 2009 vintage and includes the Estate Vineyard Chardonnay. Complex nose, more concentration and depth than usual due to the Estate Chardonnay inclusion. All the usual Giaconda Chardonnay characters, meal with complex creamy textured palate, rich and long. Crisp finish with minerality, fine acidity and oak.

Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Screw cap only

Not available

"Has a chalky/minerally flavour/texture but the flood of barley, lime, peach and pear drop flavours provide the main seduction. Smoky, leesy characters add both layers and complexity. Power and finish."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2013 Nantua Chardonnay
"Nantua is the second label of Beechworth winery Giaconda... this is in typically subtle house style, with yeast lees, white flower, white peach and minerally qualities. It has superb texture, softness and length."Ralph Kyte-Powell
2012 Nantua Chardonnay

Nantua Chardonnay

2015 2013 2012 2010 2009 2008

Nantua Chardonnay is a blend of Chardonnay and Roussanne (7%) fruit sourced from a neighbouring Beechworth vineyard grown on granite soils. This wine is made using similar methods to our Estate Vineyard Chardonnay, with less time in barrel and less new oak. This results in a more fruit forward style.

The nose has developed beautifully following 2 years bottle age, like Giaconda Chardonnay, oatmeal, hazelnuts and matchstick. Perfectly balanced fruit, oak and acidity, pure texture on the palate. Clean, rich and lingering. Perfect to drink now, with or without food, yet still has aging potential. Recommended as a ready to drink chardonnay.

Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Screw cap only

Not available

"Has a chalky/minerally flavour/texture but the flood of barley, lime, peach and pear drop flavours provide the main seduction. Smoky, leesy characters add both layers and complexity. Power and finish."James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2013 Nantua Chardonnay
"Nantua is the second label of Beechworth winery Giaconda... this is in typically subtle house style, with yeast lees, white flower, white peach and minerally qualities. It has superb texture, softness and length."Ralph Kyte-Powell
2012 Nantua Chardonnay

Nantua Shiraz

Nantua Shiraz

2014

This is a new wine for the 2014 vintage.

A moreish wine, destined to be consumed over the next few years. Combines white pepper, red cherry fruit and raspberries with briary stem notes and seductive floral overtones. The impact of this wine is both subtle yet inviting. Medium bodied, with a savoury palate, the success of this wine lies in its chameleon nature. Fine and savoury it showcases a myriad of spice characters with a small component of Pinot Noir adding beauty. Fleet of foot, this is one for those pinot lovers willing to try their hand with shiraz.

Alcohol: 13.8%
Closure: Screw cap
Cellaring: 3-5 years
Blend: Warner Vineyard Shiraz (90%) and Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir (10%)

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"Here the emphasis has been placed on using a blend of two varieties to create nuance, complexity and drinkability."Rick Kinzbrunner, Winemaker

Nantua Cabernet Sauvignon

Nantua Cabernet Sauvignon

2014

This is a new wine for the 2014 vintage.

Perhaps this is what Rumpole meant when searching for a "cheeky railway claret." In this instance, there is a clear expression of the complexity of Cabernet Sauvignon: cedar, violets, dark red and black fruits, cold tea and a faint whiff of kiwi boot polish. This wine is encased in a fine mesh of elegant, savoury tannins boosted by the small addition of Nebbiolo. Perfectly ripe fruit provides the melody while the bass notes come from tannins that underpin this wine. A new age Cabernet that is immediately appealing though also built for the longer term.

Alcohol: 13.8%
Closure: Screw cap
Cellaring: 3-7 years
Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon (90%) and Nebbiolo (10%) from Beechworth GI

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"Here the emphasis has been placed on using a blend of two varieties to create nuance, complexity and drinkability."Rick Kinzbrunner, Winemaker
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    07 3018 9070
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    Tenancy E2, Gasworks 76B, Skyring Terrace
    Newstead QLD 4006
    07 3252 1117
  • Wineaway Pty Ltd
    Unit 3 - 276 Abbotsford Road
    Bowen Hills QLD 4006
    07 3852 1891
  • Australian Wine Centre
    4 Truro Avenue
    Kingswood SA 5062
    08 8272 7248
  • East End Cellars
    25 Vardon Avenue
    Adelaide SA 5000
    08 8232 5300
  • Edinburgh Cellars
    1-7 High Street
    Mitcham SA 5062
    08 8373 2753
  • Melbourne St Cellars
    93 Melbourne Street
    North Adelaide SA 5006
    08 8267 1533
  • Parade Cellars
    Shop 15, 161-175 The Parade
    Norwood SA 5067
    08 8332 0317
  • Print Hall
    Brookfield Place, 125 St Georges Terrace
    Perth WA 6000
    08 6282 0000
  • Raffles Hotel
    67-71 Canning Beach Road
    Applecross WA 6153
    08 9314 9010
  • Scarborough Cellars
    166A Scarborough Beach Rd
    Scarborough WA 6019
    08 9341 1437
  • Steves Fine Wine and Food
    30 The Avenue
    Nedlands WA 6009
    08 9386 3336