Domenica winery sits 460m above sea level atop the granite ridge sweeping away to the south west of Beechworth. The wines are vividly reflective of their origin, a gripping mineral texture encasing the mature vine vitality of the varietals chosen to express it.
Winemaking is traditional. Taste is more important than numbers. The yeasts comes from the site, not a packet. Pressings, solids and lees all play their part completing the picture. The wines are carefully maintained in oak bariques before being bottled unfiltered.
Wines are traditionally made; owner/winemaker Peter Graham has an impressive 13 years under his belt as assistant winemaker at Giaconda. Unsurprisingly, the Two Cells wines are first class examples of small production, ‘hands on’ winemaking at its very best.
Pale straw. Fruit characters dominate the aromatic of this wine, white peach and jasmine are particularly dominant. Some flintiness and matchstick add complexity. The palate is long and fine boned. Racy acidity and a faintly chalky mouthfeel is reflective of both the cool growing season, and the absence of malolactic fermentation. No new oak was used, allowing the Beechworth fruit profile to dominate the palate. The wine is intended for early drinking, but will cellar very well also.