Giaconda Amphora Roussanne
It was a Roussanne made in a similar style to the great Giaconda Chardonnay. Big, bold, flashy and it had a cult following.
Rick Kinzbrunner put the cuveé bed for a number of years, however now Roussanne has returned to the Giaconda stable, albeit in a bit of a different style.
This is, as the Kinzbrunners describe it, a "natural wine". The fruit is fermented and aged in terracotta amphora. This is a raw, textural example of the variety that shows classic Giaconda power but with an edge of wildness to the fruit.
There are few names in Australian wine as revered as those of Giaconda and its founder/owner, Rick Kinzbrunner. Since 1982, Rick has dedicated himself to the pursuit of vinous excellence in the Beechworth region.
A lover of great Burgundy, Kinzbrunner is best-known for his incredibly powerful Chardonnay, with Shiraz, Pinot Noir and Nebbiolo not far behind. His signature winemaking style shows a rare combination of power and finesse - many believe his to be one of the few New World Chardonnays that can compare to the great Crus of Burgundy.
For the Estate wines, production is extremely limited and they generally sell out upon release. Giaconda is a special producer that thoroughly deserves its reputation as one of the country's finest domains.