Rick Kinzbrunner at Giaconda needs no introduction to Chardonnay lovers in Australia (and the world). The most rewarding day of the year at Virago is the day that we drive our ute up the Beechworth road to the Giaconda winery with bins full of our Nebbiolo grapes! Rick may be best known for his Giaconda Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, but he also produces a Giaconda Nebbiolo, having been lured in by the complexity of this seductive grape variety. Rick makes our Virago Nebbiolo in the traditional Italian method. The wine remains on skins for an extended period in a large concrete tank, is then basket pressed and transferred to a 1,600 litre Gamba oval cask for approximately three years of ageing.