Barolo, Beechworth

One of Italy’s most prestigious wine regions often referred to as “the Burgundy of Italy”. The now DOCG status region is renowned for producing some of Italy's finest red wines from 100% Nebbiolo.

The appellation of Barolo is located in the south of the state of Piedmont in the very north-west of Italy. The town of Barolo for which the region is named is located in the Monferrato foothills, which are a set of picturesque rolling hillsides and bordered to the north and west by the Tanaro River. The whole region sits about half-way between the major port of north-west Italy, Genoa to the south-east, and capital city Turin to the north-west. The heart of the Barolo vineyard zone, established in 1896, covers the parishes of Castiglione Falletto, Monforte d’Alba, La Morra, Serralunga d’Alba and Barolo itself, and is supplemented by parts of the townships of Novello, Verduno and Grinzane Cavour, added in 1934 to the official regional classification, and then by Diano d’Alba, Cherasco and Roddi added in 1966.

The wines made are typically fragrant and tannic with a depth of flavour and finesse like no other earning them the coveted title of ‘the King of Wines’ for centuries. Winemaking practices vary within the defined methods that the DOCG allows but there is a distinct modern and traditional divide in preferred styles.

The region has two major soil types - a sandy Tortonian marl producing a softer wine and a Helvetian sandstone clay that is known for a more robust style. The continental climate, with a long summer and late autumn enables the fickle grape to reach the perfect ripeness to create these stunning wines.

Records show that Nebbiolo has been grown in Piedmont since at least the 13th century, though despite this long history and the high quality of the wines it can produce, it is not grown in many other wine regions. For the grape grower and winemaker, making great wine out of Nebbiolo is a balancing act; it naturally possesses an incredibly high amount of acidity, and the thick skins transfer a huge amount of thick, chalky tannins into the wine. Balancing these two elements, as well as enticing out the enchanting ‘tar and roses’ notes from the grapes is the key to good Nebbiolo.
With soils packed with minerals and a range of altitudes and terroir, Beechworth is situated on the continental side of the Victorian Alps, setting the scene for warm, sunny days as well as cool nights, which temper any heat and produce wine grapes with natural elegance.

Beechworth is home to some of the best Chardonnay produced in Australia, along with other cool-climate varietals like Pinot Noir. A focus on small-batch production lends a boutique air to Beechworth with winemakers being hands-on when it comes to every aspect of their vines and wines.
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  1. Fighting Gully Road Sangiovese 2019
    Hand harvested with a wild ferment and three weeks on skins before spending 10 months in oak. The nose has cherry and savoury aromas with dried herb notes. A fruity palate exhibiting flavours of black cherry and black currant with some ... Learn More
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  2. Fighting Gully Road Sangiovese 2018
    Hand harvested with a wild ferment and three weeks on skins before spending 10 months in oak. The nose has cherry and savoury aromas with dried herb notes. A fruity palate exhibiting flavours of black cherry and black currant with some ... Learn More
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  3. Fighting Gully Road Sangiovese 2017
    Hand harvested with a wild ferment and three weeks on skins before spending 10 months in oak. The nose has cherry and savoury aromas with dried herb notes. A fruity palate exhibiting flavours of black cherry and black currant with some ... Learn More
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    Huon Hooke
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  4. A Rodda Cuvee de Chez 2017
    Supple texture, dark fruited, more brined olive, layers of sweet spice, walnut nuttiness and brisk, amaro-like acidity, finishing a little alpine herby and tight - Mike Bennie A Bordeaux blend consisting of 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 9% Malbec and 9% Petit Verdot. Perfume ... Learn More
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    Mike Bennie
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  5. Fighting Gully Road Shiraz 2016
    "This is a damn fine wine." - 96 points, Campbell Mattinson. The grapes for this wine were sourced from the Smiths vineyard, Beechworth. A Classic cool climate Shiraz, showing spice, white pepper and red berry fruits. A full, yet medium bodied ... Learn More
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    James Halliday's Wine Companion
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    Campbell Mattinson
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  6. A Rodda Aquila Audax Tempranillo 2018
    There's a positive firmness and dryness to the finish; it feels polished, structured and complete - Campbell Mattinson Chardonnay is clearly Adrian's passion, but he also produces some absolutely outstanding reds. His friendship with Mark Walpole of Fighting Gully, has ... Learn More
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    Campbell Mattinson
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  7. A Rodda Baxendale Vineyard Chardonnay 2019
    Apple, nectarine and peach flavours with flashes of cedar, custard and wood smoke. - Campbell Mattinson Adrian Rodda moved to Beechworth to start his own winemaking label after spending more than a decade at Oakridge Wines in the Yarra Valley. ... Learn More
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    Campbell Mattinson
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  8. A Rodda Willow Lake Vineyard Chardonnay 2019
    White peach, creamy almond, a little struck match, light spicy oak. Light, bright, very cool feel and fine acidity, a little ripe grapefruit but mainly this almond friand and white fruits. A whip of flint, and heaps good length. Such ... Learn More
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    Campbell Mattinson
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    Mike Bennie
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  9. A Rodda Smiths Vineyard Chardonnay 2019
    A bit more woof and struck match here, ripe lemon and nashi pear. Tight and tangy grapefruit, spicy sulphide, good crunch and flesh, and a firm long finish. - Gary Walsh Adrian Rodda moved to Beechworth to start his own ... Learn More
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    Campbell Mattinson
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    Gary Walsh
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    Mike Bennie
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  10. Sentio Tumbarumba Chardonnay 2018
    Powerful chardonnay with length and more. Flint and stone fruit flavours are the wine's bedrock, but cashew and honey notes hover throughout. - Campbell Mattinson Chris Catlow established Sentio wines in Beechworth in 2013 after seven vintages on the Mornington Peninsula ... Learn More
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    Campbell Mattinson
  11. Star Lane Beechworth Merlot 2014
    Made by consultant winemaker Rick Kinzbrunner, this is an awesome expression of New-World Merlot ... Learn More
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  13. Savaterre 'Frere Cadet' Chardonnay 2018
    When rare parcels of particularly outstanding Beechworth grapes become available, winemaker Keppell Smith likes to create something unique and bottle it under Savaterre's 'Frere Cadet' (Younger Brother) label. The Frere Cadet range of wines evolved to be more accessible in ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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    Ned Goodwin MW
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  14. Domenica Chardonnay 2019
    Grown on a south facing slope, the fruit is hand picked lightly crushed, and basket pressed. The heaviest solids are briefly settled out by gravity, then the juice transferred to barriques awaiting the start of fermentation. This occurs naturally, when ... Learn More
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  15. Gd Vajra Barbera Freisa 2018
    The wine is inspired by a rare, old curio produced by Carlo - Carlin - Vaira, Aldo’s grandfather, from a vineyard planted with a majority of Barbera and a row of Freisa. It served family and friends with enough ... Learn More
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    The Wine Advocate
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    Steven Blandford
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  16. Gd Vajra Barbera D'Alba 2018
    Totally opaque black dark red core with a bright deep purple red hue. A fragrant nose of ripe, freshly crushed berries combines with hints of violets, subtle liquorice, inky earth and spice scents. Juicy and vibrant the palate is filled ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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  17. Castagna Chenin Blanc 2018
    Hints of Chamomile tea develop into freshly picked honeysuckle with baked brioche notes. Apricot kernels surrounded by flavours of pink grapefruit and lemon pith. Australian lemon myrtle expressions layer upon grounding flavours like crystallised ginger and poached quince. This wine ... Learn More
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  18. Vietti Barolo Castiglione 2017 375ml
    The grapes are selected from very important small vineyards in the Barolo region. The 2017 Barolo Castiglione is a wild, exotic wine. Super-ripe red cherry, kirsch, cinnamon, tobacco, new leather and rose petal all flesh out in this ample, voluptuous Barolo ... Learn More
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    Vinous
  19. Brokenwood Indigo Vineyard Chardonnay 2019
    The 2019 is a little fuller in weight than previous vintages showing the warmer summer, but still has a lovely pale yellow/green colour. Fermented in 100% French oak, mostly 500L puncheons, the warm year has meant less citrus lift but has ... Learn More
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    Huon Hooke
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    James Halliday
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    Bob Campbell MW
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    Mike Bennie
  20. Linnaea Vineyards 'Trifulau' Docg Barolo 2013
    Linnaea Vineyards is not your typical wine producer. Born of the intense passion of Michelle Edwards and Daniel Fischl. Daniel is an Australian born winemaker of the highest acclaim, while Michelle is a Californian Agricultural Scientist of international accolade. These ... Learn More
  21. Savaterre Estate Chardonnay 2018
    When rare parcels of particularly outstanding Beechworth grapes become available, winemaker Keppell Smith likes to create something unique and bottle it under Savaterre's 'Frere Cadet' (Younger Brother) label. The Frere Cadet range of wines evolved to be more accessible in ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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    Ned Goodwin MW
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  22. A Rodda Triangle Block Chardonnay 2018
    There's a small section of the Smith's Vineyard that year-on-year produces the best fruit. Adrian has been waiting for the perfect vintage to produce a single site, single block Chardonnay from this fruit, and 2018 was spot on. Right from the ... Learn More
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  23. Ascheri Barolo 2015
    Dottore (Doctor) Matteo Ascheri is not only the 5th generation owner and winemaker of his family estate (established 1880), he also runs a 4 star resort and traditional 'Osteria' (restaurant) next to the winery in Bra. In addition to this, Matteo is ... Learn More
    Ascheri Barolo 2015
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    Mark Faber
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  24. Principiano Ferdinando Barolo Serralunga 2012
    Classic floral rose petal aromas alongside ripe red fruit and spices. The palate is warm and displays ripe fruit. Richly tannic but with enough softness to be drunk young. Great Nebbiolo. Fantastic value Barolo from a quality focused natural wine ... Learn More
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  25. Giaconda 'Warner Vineyard' Shiraz 2019
    Very dense in colour; an incredible nose of exotic spices, the full spectrum of red and dark berry fruits, bramble and stems, smoked meats, liquorice, cinnamon and cedar. The palate is rich and lush, flush with fruit and a beautifully ... Learn More
  26. Giaconda 'Warner Vineyard' Shiraz 2018
    Very dense in colour; an incredible nose of exotic spices, the full spectrum of red and dark berry fruits, bramble and stems, smoked meats, liquorice, cinnamon and cedar. The palate is rich and lush, flush with fruit and a beautifully ... Learn More
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  27. Oddero Barolo Classico 2015
    The wines coming from the different vineyards are aged separately in 40, 60 and 75 –hectolitre Slavonian and Austrian oak barrels for 30 months. The wines are blended in the spring, then bottled at the end of the summer and aged in the bottle ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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  28. Giaconda 'Estate Vineyard' Shiraz 2019
    Exceptionally complex, dark and brooding. Black plum and wild berry fruits are complimented by graphite, undergrowth, smoked meats and elegant floral notes. The palate is plush followed with a crescendo of tannins that whisk the wine on a long journey ... Learn More
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  29. Pietro Rinaldi Barolo Docg 2016
    The gorgeous, hilly vineyards are located in Verduno, in the very north-east of Italy. These steep slopes are highly suited to the production of Nebbiolo grapes. These beautiful, picturesque vineyards are south-west facing at an altitude of 300 meters above sea ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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  30. Giovanni Rosso Barolo Del Comune Di Serralunga 2016
    AROMA Fine and deep, introduced by Mediterranean citrusy sensations, followed by violet, bergamot, wet stones, forest leaves and elegant hints of white pepper. PALATE Juicy; progressive delicate tannins and vibrant acidity. Neat and savoury finish. ... Learn More
  31. Gd Vajra Barolo ‘Albe’ 2014
    Albe is a tribute to the masters of the 1950s and 60s, to those winemakers who had the vision and the taste to blend some of the most amazing crus in order to achieve a Barolo of balance and charm. ... Learn More
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    Monica Larner
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    Antonio Galloni
  32. Vietti Barolo Castiglione 2015
    The grapes are selected from small vineyards spread in the Barolo region. The vines are between 8 and 41 years old, planted in a clay-limestone soil. Plants are trained with guyot method, with an average density of roughly 4500 units per hectare. All ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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    Antonio Galloni
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  33. Gd Vajra ‘Albe’ Barolo 2018
    Albe is a tribute to the masters of the 1950s and 60s, to those winemakers who had the vision and the taste to blend some of the most amazing crus in order to achieve a Barolo of balance and charm. ... Learn More
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    Wine Enthusiast
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    Monica Larner
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    Gary Walsh
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    James Suckling
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    Antonio Galloni
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  34. Gd Vajra ‘Albe’ Barolo 2017
    Albe is a tribute to the masters of the 1950s and 60s, to those winemakers who had the vision and the taste to blend some of the most amazing crus in order to achieve a Barolo of balance and charm. ... Learn More
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    Wine Enthusiast
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    Monica Larner
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    Gary Walsh
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    James Suckling
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    Antonio Galloni
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  35. Gd Vajra Barolo ‘Albe’ 2016
    Albe is a tribute to the masters of the 1950s and 60s, to those winemakers who had the vision and the taste to blend some of the most amazing crus in order to achieve a Barolo of balance and charm. ... Learn More
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    Monica Larner
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    Gary Walsh
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  36. Massolino Barolo 2017
    Diam. First produced in 1911, the fruit for Massolino’s classic cuvée is selected from seven sites across roughly seven hectares of prime-sited Serralunga vineyards. The most important of these sites—Briccolina, Collareto, Broglio and Le Turne—are dotted around ... Learn More
    Massolino Barolo 2017
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    Vinous
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    The Wine Advocate
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    Wine Enthusiast
  37. Cascina Fontana Barolo 2013
    "A blend of Castiglione Falletto and some La Morra this year. I just love 2013: it’s the gift that keeps on giving. I bought three of this, and three of the new Comune di Castiglione Falletto. In terms of style, ... Learn More
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  38. Vietti Barolo Castiglione 2016
    "Vietti's 2016 Barolos are stratospheric." - Antonio Galloni The 2016 Barolo Castiglione is a dazzling wine that will show readers just how compelling this vintage is, even among entry-level wines from top producers. Rich, ample and explosive, the 2016 possesses tremendous richness and ... Learn More
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    Antonio Galloni
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    Monica Larner
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  39. Monchiero Rocche Di Castiglione Barolo 2016
    Wonderful perfume of dried rose and spice, some dried herb too, ripe raspberry and cherry, silky and slate-y tannin, full ripeness but controlled and tethered. It sits somewhere around medium-bodied, feels svelte and refined, and goes long. Classic Rocche, and ... Learn More
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    Huon Hooke
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    Gary Walsh
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    Jancis Robinson MW
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