Domenica Beechworth Chardonnay 2022
This is usually Peter’s best wine and the 2022 release is no exception. White nectarine and peach, white florals and minerality. The palate weight is medium high and very long with exceptional natural acidity. Drink or hold up to a decade. Sits in the top echelons of Beechworth wines!
"Ooh, this is nice. Saline, hazelnut, slight spice, subtle struck match, white peach, white flowers and a little mint. Fine bones, a lovely flow of cool flavour, flint through a gentle honey gloss, discreet nutty umami oak, and a long finish offering green olive and a twist of citrus. It’s tightly wound as at now, and I reckon given a year or two, the score will go even higher. Superb wine of precision and grace." - 95+ pts, Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)
The Finer Details
Variety - Chardonnay
Country - Australia
Region - Victoria
Sub Region - Beechworth
Extra - Screwcap
Year - 2022
Volume - 750ml
Domenica sits 460m above sea level atop the granite ridge sweeping away to the south west of Beechworth. The wines are vividly reflective of their origin, a gripping mineral texture encasing the mature vine vitality of the varietals chosen to express it.
Winemaking is traditional. Taste is more important than numbers. The yeasts comes from the site, not a packet. Pressings, solids and lees all play their part completing the picture. The wines are carefully maintained in oak bariques before being bottled unfiltered.
Winemaker Peter Graham cut his teeth at nearby Giaconda, where he worked as assistant winemaker for thirteen years. During the early part of this time he completed a degree in wine science by correspondence through Charles Sturt University. - Winery Note