Monday, 9 December 2013

Domain Day "G" Garganega 2011

This is the first Australian Garganega I have tasted and I could happily have plenty more if they are made like this.

Those who have had Soave previously would have had a taste for the grape as it makes up at least 70% of the wine (as per Vinodiversity - thanks Darby!)

In Australia there are only a handful of producers making Garganega with Domain Day being the first to plant it. Only 270 dozen of the 2011 were made.

Lots of tropical zip to this wine. Dried pineapple, pears and even a sherbety kick. After some time in the glass some baked apple and spiced characters seep through.

What struck me was how the minerality on the mid-palate just sticks.

A great summer option! Chill it down and pass the prawns.

Who: Domain Day
What: Garganega (12.5% alc)
Where: Mt Crawford, Barossa Valley
When: 2011
How: $22