2019 Domenica Roussanne Marsanne

One of the top Australian examples of this classic Rhone Valley white blend.
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Since starting his own operation out from under the wing of his uncle Rick Kinzbrunner at Giaconda, Peter Graham's elegantly handcrafted wines have been some of the very best to be found in Beechworth. His passion for Rhone styled Syrah and Roussanne/Marsanne is one of the hallmarks of his brand.

This wine is something of a labour of love for Graham. Where the Shiraz, Nebbiolo and Chardonnay sell themselves, this is the quiet achiever in the Domenica range and Pete's favourite wine to make.

He tends the fruit dutifully and farms it organically. Everything in the winery is done as gently as possible, from the natural ferments to filling the barrels with no force but gravity. The wine is glorious and one of Australia's top example of this blend.

A classic blend of rhone valley whites, these varieties are all about texture.
Vinification is similar to the chardonnay, though the juice is extracted and settled more carefully, due to the phenolic nature of these varieties, and in order to display the purity of their exotic aromatics.
No new barrels are used in the production of this wine, and the maturation is restricted to 10 months. The result is a voluptuous wine, rich and exotically spicy, floral, and edged with the ever present mineral spine of Beechworth granite.

Region: Beechworth, VIC
Blend: Roussanne, Marsanne
ABV: 13.30%
Closure: 750ml
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5.0
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
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3 reviews
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    Timothy D.
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    9 months ago
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Banger

    Loads of texture, a little savoury and quite complex. For me, this was something different but absolutely enjoyable.

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    Alastair H.
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    10 months ago
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Domenica Marsanne Roussanne 19

    Rich, textural, buttery, honey with great balancing acidity and freshness.

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    Teena S.
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    3 years ago
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2018 Domenica Roussanne Marsanne

    We had a 2016 bottle in our favourite restaurant turns out it was their last bottle and it was so good I had to find it. Luckily on this website the different drop there it was. Such a beautiful wine for lovers of Chardonnay try this.

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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 - Beechworth, VIC Domenica

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