Virago Nebbiolo 2012 – Sold Out

Warm summer days and cool nights, revitalizing rain though out the season….the 2012 is a reflection of near perfect growing conditions. The 2012 Virago has a haunting aromatic complexity, with flavours of dark cherry and dried herbs, supported by a fine savoury tannic backbone.


Review: Patrick Eckel 13th February 2017

A slightly more opulent and fuller wine when compared to the debut 2011 release, but it is in no way missing structure or complexity that the Nebbiolo grape is known for. The nose has undergrowth with dark cherry and decaying rose petal that will continue to evolve over time. The palate is all about structure at this point in it’s development with a web of drying tannins that’s interjected by tangy dark cherry that dries the mouth and prepares you for the next sip, the finish has a touch of kirsch liquor with blackberry and background oak adding dimension and contrast to the wines more savoury notes.” WINE RATING: 93

Review: Jancis Robinson 26th January 2016

Pale blackish ruby – correct colour for a Nebbiolo! Sweet and fresh on the nose with correct rose petals on the nose – a bit gentler than the average Piemontese Nebbiolo (like the Giaconda version) but very pretty and true to variety. Clean, dry tannins on the finish. Very vigorous and appetising. You could enjoy this already – even, possibly, without food. It has real lightness. 14% Drink 2015-2019   Rating 16.5/20

Review: Andrew Graham 24th November 2015

“Now here is a label to watch. From a vineyard planted in 2007 in Beechworth that is tended by ex-tax accountant Karen Coats and orthopaedic surgeon Prue Keith. Wine is made by Rick Kinzbrunner at Giaconda. Karen has almost finished a masters in Wine Science (like me) and this is very much her baby. Red brown with a little brick, there’s a lovely truffle and red earth nose here, the lithe palate elegant and yet with a juicy middle, it’s just a little light on the tannins, but driven by lovely glacé fruit. Just a bit more varietal intensity and this will be a star. Great packaging too.” Drink: 2015-2025. 17.5/20, 91/100. 14%, Cork,  “Would I buy it? I’d share a bottle.”

Review: Campbell Mattinson WINEFRONT 6th June 2015

“…It’s beautifully structured. It’s tangy and leathery and black-cherried, with sprays of herbs and woody spice notes. It almost tastes “bunchy”. Acidity runs more into orange and tangerine than into lemon. Tannin is rusty, earthen, appropriately firm but well massaged. In all it’s a wine of much promise, and marks the estate as one to follow.” Rated : 92 Points, Alcohol : 14%, Closure : Cork, Drink : 2016 – 2022+