What an incredible vintage 2016 has been. Here we are in a cool climate Beechworth yet everything is off before the end of summer. Shiraz, Sangiovese and Nebbiolo all picked in the same week – quite unthinkable yet the flavours seem really, really good with fantastic beguiling aromas; time will tell.
Checking out what’s in fermenting in the egg with Mr Piphare.
Another heavenly day for Open Day. This time of year shows Beechworth at its very best. Why would you be anywhere else? It’s really lovely to have so many of our long-time customers all together. I guess Open Day has become a bit of a tradition as it is now in its 5th year. Here are a few photographs as a memory of the day.
A NEW REVIEWAlmost none left but hey, it’s nice to be told you got it right!
With a return to more regular rainfall at the beginning of the 2010 vintage, Julian Castagna has seized the opportunity with both hands and released this gem. Dark berries pulse across the bouquet and palate, with fine vanillin/cedary oak, dried herbs and sweet spices. Wonderful length, primary dark fruits and vibrant acidity endure throughout the complex finish.