Grapes are grown from one end of the site to the other. This means half is on the southern slope of the ridge, and half on the north. Fermented separately in small batches, the differences are dramatic, and present wonderful blending options.
A softer style of Shiraz, with a deep core of fruit and the structure to live for many years Whole bunch inclusion is dependant upon the season, up to around 25% of the batch. - Winery Note
Domenica sits 460m above sea level atop the granite ridge sweeping away to the south west of Beechworth. The wines are vividly reflective of their origin, a gripping mineral texture encasing the mature vine vitality of the varietals chosen to express it.
Winemaking is traditional. Taste is more important than numbers. The yeasts comes from the site, not a packet. Pressings, solids and lees all play their part completing the picture. The wines are carefully maintained in oak bariques before being bottled unfiltered.
Winemaker Peter Graham cut his teeth at nearby Giaconda, where he worked as assistant winemaker for thirteen years. During the early part of this time he completed a degree in wine science by correspondence through Charles Sturt University. - Winery Note
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