About The Wine
Peter Graham has a long history with Beechworth Chardonnay, having been on as assistant winemaker at Giaconda for more than a decade as the Giaconda Chardonnay became legend.
Pete now crafts his own Chardonnay from his own vineyard just down the road from Rick Kinzbrunner. It's a wine of quiet power and balance. The influence of oak judged perfectly. About half the wine is allowed to through malo. This is Beechworth Chardonnay with more style, less flash.
It sells out incredibly quickly each year. In the spectrum of Chardonnay from this famous region, it is one of the best value getting around.
The Domenica sits in the top echelon of Chardonnay in Beechworth and will not be available for long.
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."