When it comes to Australian winemaking royalty Giaconda stands right there with the best of them. Established in the early 1980s by Rick Kinzbrunner, the first vines were planted at the Beechworth vineyard in 1982. The quality of the grapes and wines made by Giaconda are indisputable.
Demand for Giaconda wines has been very high for a very long time. The bushfires affecting the 2020 vintage only made the small supply even worse. We are therefore very happy to have two recent releases from Giaconda under their Nantua label.
The Nantua Roussanne 2021 gets all the attention it needs in the winery. Amazing fruit is given skin contact, fermented in terracotta amphora and aged in French oak barrels. The result is an intense expression of this Rhone Valley white variety. Layers of flavours and textures that persist to an incredible length. This wine is all class.
The Nantua Shiraz 2019 is an absolute steal at under fifty dollars. Sourced from the nearby Warner vineyard. This wine is silky textured, medium bodied, savoury and has a wonderful black pepper aroma.
These are special wines and won't last long. When you get a chance to experience the greatness of Giaconda, don't hesitate.
- Chris, Albury -