About The Wine
The Aquila is a unique blend of Chardonnay, Viognier, and Petit Manseng from the Aquila Audax Vineyard in Beechworth.
This is a field blend compiled by Adrian Rodda and Mark Walpole. It was fermented in aged barrels and matured for 10 months in said oak before bottling.
The aim here is to create a wine with interesting texture, a food friendly nature and a point of difference. All boxes ticked here in the 2015 release.
This is a more-ish and curious wine and top value for those looking for whites from Beechworth outside of the plentiful examples of Chardonnay and Rhone white varietals.
About Fighting Gully Road
Fighting Gully Road is a boutique wine outfit from Beechworth.
It combines the considerable viticultural knowledge of Mark Walpole, one of Victoria's most respected grape-growers, with the impressive winemaking nous of Adrian Rodda, one of Beechworth's rising stars.
The wines are made in a traditional style, Mark's immaculately grown fruit making wines that are great drinking in an array of styles.
There is everything from Sangiovese to Shiraz in this delicious and good value range.