January 30, 2024

Flirting with perfection, by Angus Hughson for Vinous

Angus Hughson (for Vinous) visited the Beechworth wine region in late 2023, and was taken through 10 vintages of Giaconda Estate Chardonnay, from 2011 through to the 2021 vintage.

The article from this tasting is published on Vinous, the first paragraph is below:

Blink, and you will miss Beechworth, a small yet grand inland Victorian town with a history of gold and bushrangers. The wide main street, with its 19th-century architecture, has an almost Wild West feel, coming as a welcome surprise as you drive through the broad, empty plains and mountain landscapes of northeastern Victoria. It is easy to imagine the region’s vibrant history-the streets full of horses and gold prospectors searching for their fortune during the second half of the 1800s. But today, this town prospers on new seams of gold as ground zero for revolutionary Australian Chardonnay. At its epicenter is Giaconda…

To read the full article, visit Vinous here.