BEECHWORTH is a region in the state of Victoria, Australia ‘best known as Ned Kelly country before Rick Kinzbrunner of Giaconda planted these slopes of sub-Alpine north-east Victoria’ with vines (OZ Clarke 2015, p43).
VINTAGES | 2002 ‘A superb red year, the long warm dry season enabled the fruit to hang and ripen slowly, and as a result the flavours are complex and ripe with abundant natural acidity,’ Julian Castagna told me. / 2003 ‘Picked early as bush fires close to the vineyard raised temperatures. We should get 750-800mm of rainfall each year, but we have not had that for a while, there being a drought from 2000-2003,’ Julian Castagna told me in 2004. | 2004 ‘A tough year for downy mildew,’ Julian Castagna told me.
CERTIFIED BIODYNAMIC | Castagna.
CERTIFIED ORGANIC, BIODYNAMIC PRACTICES |
CERTIFIED ORGANIC |
NO CERTIFICATION | Giaconda.
Oxford Companion to Wine 4th edition ed. Jancis Robinson MW and Julia Harding MW (Oxford University Press, 2015).
OZ Clarke 2015, Oz Clarke Wine A-Z (Pavilion, 2015), p43.
Tom Stevenson, The Sotheby’s Wine Encyclopedia 5th Edition (Dorling Kindersley, 2011).