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2017 Domenica Nebbiolo

Beechworth, VIC

One of the country's most sought after Nebbiolos.

$45.00

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You’d be hard pressed to find a better Nebbiolo at the price.

Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

Peter Graham's Nebbiolo is a labour of love. He crafts it in a traditional way.

The fruit is gently handled from picking to the long, slow ferment. His two large traditional botte, his pride and joy, are filled by gravity. The juice is left to sleep for a few years prior to release. It's a long process to get the wine to bottle but it's worth the wait.

The 2017 is a brilliant release. This is set to be one of the benchmark Nebbiolo releases in Australia this year. For enthusiasts of variety, it's a must have.

It's become one of the most sought-after Nebbiolos in the country. Do yourself a favour and get some in the cellar while you still can.

About Domenica

Peter Graham is one of Beechworth's most thoughtful and talented winemakers. From his small plot of land on the Beechworth "Golden Mile", Pete crafts articulate and powerful wines with a gentle hand.

He farms his vineyard organically, though uncertified, with great care. The quality of fruit it yields is first class. In the winery, everything is moved via gravity. Patience is a virtue that Pete definitely possesses. No wine is released until it's 'ready'. 

The Nebbiolo is one of the country's benchmarks. The Chardonnay is always in high demand given Pete's history as assistant winemaker at Giaconda. The Shiraz is the very model of modern Australian Shiraz; a wine with both power and refinement. 

As Mike Bennie once noted:"If you’re into the new wave of truefine wine producers of Australia you should be onto, should get onto, Domenica. Classics in the making. Rising high."

The gorgeous Domenica vineyard after vintage
The gorgeous Domenica vineyard after vintage
Beechworth, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

The single acre of nebbiolo is grown in a cool, protected southerly pocket on the corner of shale at the southern end off the property. This soil holds more water than the granite, allowing the typically large canopy to maintain its integrity throughout the summer, usually without supplementary irrigation. Tiny yields of three or four bunches per vine develop the intensity of fruit required to make nebbiolo with beautiful structure, and a deep complex core of ripe fruit.

The fruit is crushed and destemmed, and fermented in concrete, for between three and six weeks, dependant on the wine and the season. Maturation is in a traditional wooden botti of 1600 litres capacity. A long maturation between two and three years is required to allow the tannin to soften, and the intense, bright fruit to deepen, and allow some of the secondary, more subtle aromas and flavours to shine through.

Blend : Nebbiolo (100%)
ABV : 14.0%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2034
Bottle Size : 750ml

Winemaker Peter Graham
Winemaker Peter Graham
Beechworth, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

A clenched fist of a Nebbiolo. Ripped with tannin. Dark cherry and boot polish, autumn leaves, licorice. It's a beautiful, classic nose. Nebbiolo to the core. Purity of fruit is excellent. Those tannins ride long and drive hard. What a wine. First rate Australian Nebbiolo. Awesome. - Different Drop Wine Team

94Points
The Wine Front

"Dark cherry, aniseed, violet, sandalwood and tea, or something like that. Medium-bodied, airy sort of feel in the mouth, but full of brick dust tannin, blood orange, liquorice and spice run on a long tannic finish. Has a classic feel about it. Rust and beautiful decay. No compromise. No prisoners. You’d be hard pressed to find a better Nebbiolo at the price." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order over $149 or more, or just $10 for any orders of $149 or less. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mix pack!

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Warehouse Pickup is also available for Sydney customers, 10am-5pm Monday to Friday. To select Warehouse Pickup as your shipping method enter our address "F5A, 42 Wattle St, Ultimo, 2007" as your shipping address during checkout.Your order will be packed and ready within 2 hours. Please complete your purchase online before visiting us as we are not licensed to sell over the counter.

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FaQs
Do I have to order in dozens?

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Everyday Low & Consistent Pricing is something we strongly believe in. We want our customers to feel confident they are always getting the best price. If you see a price lower somewhere else let us know and we'll match it. We'll even retrospectively refund you if you have already purchased from us but you see a lower price somewhere later on. Our price match policy can be seen here.

I am trying to add more of a wine to my cart but it won’t let me?

This means we are running low on stock of that wine. So for example, if the website will only allow you to add 3 bottles and no more, then that is all we have of that particular wine. The good news is we may be able to order more for you. Just contact us on 1300 668 385 or hello@differentdrop.com and we'll organise the additional quantity for you.

Does Different Drop have a physical store?

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