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2014 Giaconda Chardonnay Estate Vineyard

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2014 Giaconda Chardonnay Estate Vineyard

Single Bottle - Standard - 750ml

HK$1,000.00

Tasting Notes:

Oozing with depth and richness, this offers toasted hazelnut and sweet cream accents to the fig, orange zest and makrut lime flavors, balanced by a crisp, minerally edge. The aromas pick up momentum on the finish. Drink now through 2026. 40 cases imported.

Tasting Notes:

The 2014 Chardonnay delivers a more forward nose than the 2013, offering pretty honeysuckle and lime blossom notes with core of lemon curd, white peach, cedar and buttered popcorn. Medium-bodied, it is elegant with nice freshness, a silky texture and minerally character. With not quite the depth of the 2013, it is still a beautiful Chardonnay.

Tasting Notes:

The benchmark for chardonnay in the Beechworth region and it is well and truly asserting its authority in this 2014 vintage. Gently flinty, it has a core of grapefruit and white peach fruit aromas with an attractive thread of spicy oak. The palate's flavoursome and concentrated with punchy crisp fruit flavours in the grapefruit and peach spectrum, crunchy phenolics are balanced by smooth glycerol to create an engaging textural interplay and the length and evenness is something to marvel at. Brilliant wine. Drink now through to 2022.

Tasting Notes:

Hand-picked, lightly crushed and basket-pressed to French oak (30% new) for fermentation and ageing, up to 2 years in barrel (the barrels are stored deep underground in a granite maturation cave). Has all the opulent complexity this wine is famous for, yet has a fine stainless steel backbone that will ensure its development over 10 years. The flavours run through grapefruit juice and zest, grilled almond, nutty oak and minerally acidity.

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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.