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2012 Giaconda Shiraz Warner Vineyard

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2012 Giaconda Shiraz Warner Vineyard

Single Bottle - Standard - 750ml

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Tasting Notes:

The difference between this and the Estate Vineyard Shiraz cannot be overemphasised; here, there is deeper colour, and an almost shocking display on the bouquet and palate of heavily spiced black fruits, anise, earth and briar, a touch of bitter chocolate appearing on the finish and aftertaste; the oak, too, plays a larger role in this wine. If you manage to get your hands on a bottle of each, try to decide how much the difference is the hand of god, how much the hand of man.

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Giaconda vineyard was established by Rick Kinzbrunner, a mechanical engineer who became interested in wine in the early 1970's. Rick then spent the next ten years working in the industry, travelling and following his passion for wine. After a brief stint in New Zealand, he studied at Davis University in California and worked at some of the most respected wineries in the Napa and Sonoma Valleys (namely Stag's Leap, Simi and Matanzas Creek). In Europe he worked for the Moueix group in Bordeaux, co-owner of the fabled Chateau Petrus. After returning to Australia in 1980 to take up a position as assistant winemaker at Brown Brothers in Milawa, Rick purchased land in the nearby Beechworth wine region - at the foothills of the beautiful North-East Victorian Alps. Planting commenced in 1982 and the property is now devoted solely to Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Shiraz. A separate planting of Nebbiolo has also been established close to the Beechworth township at Red Hill. Total area under vines at the Giaconda Estate Vineyard is now 4 hectares. Annual wine production is approximately 2,500 dozen bottles. Rick’s son Nathan Kinzbrunner also works full time at Giaconda and has done so since the 2007 vintage. His responsibilities include Assistant Winemaker and General Business Manager.