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Di Giorgio Family Wines

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Coonawarra, South Australia

The DiGiorgio Coonawarra vineyard, planted on the famous 'terra rossa' strip of soil surrounding the family winery, forms part of what was the original site of the Coonawarra Fruit Growing Colony, established by John Riddoch in 1890. Now more than 115 years old, a few knarled old shiraz vines still exist from the original colony's plantings, making a dramatic statement about the key location of the DiGiorgio Family winery and vineyards.The Digiorgio Family believes passionately that you can not make great wine from ordinary grapes and that lower yields and maximisation of fruit expression the secret to quality wine production.

Wine list

Di Giorgio Family Wines Sparkling Pinot Noir

NV

Sparkling Blush
Bright salmon pink, with pale apricot tones. It has a very fine and persistent mousse
Ripe strawberry and bramble fruit aromas abound, supported by freshly baked bread characters
Flavours of strawberry and cream, balanced with a lively citrus overlayed with yeast flavours lengthing the palate.The structure is round and soft with a crisp, clean finish.

Di Giorgio Family Wines Sparkling Merlot

2020

Sparkling Red
Deep crimson with brick red hues and a fine and persistent bead
A rich array of ripe forest fruits and plum pudding with hints of spice and old brandy
Soft and creamy flavours reminiscent of plum jam and boiled fruit cake with raspberry and currant characters.The structure is rich and full with a long finish.

Di Giorgio Family Wines Chardonnay

2018

Full bodied white
Pale straw
Lifted aromas of rockmelon, white stone fruit and toasty oak
A complex layered palate, showing white peach and nectarine flavours, beautifully balanced with textured oak.The creamy mid palate evolves into a long and flinty mineral finish.

Di Giorgio Family Wines

2018

Full bodied dry red
Deep crimson, almost opaque with purple highlightsBlueberry, blackcurrant and boysenberry fruit aromas with vanilla and spice characters resulting from extended maturation in very tight grained oak barrels.
Lifted blackcurrant, raspberry and black olives, with soft, fine tannins and ample sweet fruit flavours. A persistent finish with toasty, spicy oak spilling onto the palate.

Di Giorgio Family Wines Coonawarra Shiraz

2018

Full bodied dry red
Deep crimson with purple hues
Bouquet shows raspberry, spice and cracked pepper aromas with subtle oak influence.
Deliciously ripe raspberry, mulberry and liquorice flavours mingle with nuances of black pepper, chocolate and spice, finishing with vibrant black fruit, smooth velvety tannins and toasty vanilla oak.

Di Giorgio Family Wines Emporio

2018

Full bodied dry red.
Deep purple with crimson hues.
Complex nose of rich, sweet black red fruits, mocha and cedary, spicy oak.
A rounded and soft structure with blackberry, raspberry, chocolate and cassis fruit flavours. The palate is long and full with spice, toasty sweet vanillin oak and smooth velvety tannins. Full bodied but beautifully balanced this wine can be enjoyed now but has enormous cellaring potential.

Di Giorgio Family Wines Sparkling Blanc de Blanc

2017

Sparkling white
Pale straw with a very fine and persistent mousseComplex toasty notes with lifted citrus and a hint of freshly baked bread characters derived from bottle fermentation.
Rich apple, preserved pear and lemon brioche flavours balanced with crisp acidity and a fine mouth filling mousse that finishes with toasty yeast notes.

Di Giorgio Lucindale Sauvignon Blanc

2019

Aromatic dry white
Pale straw with green hues
Tropical fruit and citrus aromas with smoky overtonesLime, grapefruit, gooseberry and tropical fruits give wayto crisp mineral acidity and a vibrant finish. Fresh andclean with lovely balance

Di Giorgio Family Wines Sparkling Pinot Noir Chardonnay

NV

Sparkling blush
Pale salmon pink
Ripe strawberries with lifted spicy aromas of freshly baked bread
Soft and approachable, with ample strawberry and cream flavours. Some yeasty complexity on the palate, which finishes with a hint of fruit sweetness

Di Giorgio Family Wines Sauvignon Blanc

2019

Di Giorgio Family Wines Botrytis Semillon

2018

Sweet white wine
Pale straw, with golden hues
Rich dried apricot and peach, candied cumquat and subtle honeyed oak.
Intense dried peaches and cumquat gives way to a crisp acidity. Complex and alluring, with a generous mouth filling finish.

Di Giorgio Family Wines Unwooded Chardonnay

2018

Aromatic dry white
Pale straw with vibrant green hues
Attractive nectarine, white peach and fresh lemon zestLively and fresh with stone fruit, rock melon and lime peel characters balanced with crisp acidity and a lifted finish.

Di Giorgio Family Wines Shiraz

2018

Full bodied dry red
Deep red with purple hues

Rich plum, blackberry and spice overlaid with vanillin oak,

Layered blackberry, raspberry and mulberry with chocolate, spice and silky tannins and a wonderfully textured finish

Di Giorgio Family Wines Cabernet Sauvignon

2018

Full bodied dry red
Deep purple with crimson hues
Ripe black cherry and red fruit characters along with cedar and nutmeg aromas finishing with fresh mint and spice notes.
Blueberry, blackcurrant and peppermint flavours mixed with lovely spicy oak.
A complex and softly textured wine.

Di Giorgio Family Wines Riesling

2019

Di Giorgio Family Wines Frank Range Frank White

2020

Unoaked white wine
Light pale straw with hints of green
A fresh, floral aroma showing tropical fruit and lemon zest from the Sauvignon Blanc with hints of stone fruit from the Semillon and Chardonnay.
Fresh and fruity, with a zesty, cleansing finish

Di Giorgio Family Wines Frank Range Frank Red

2019

Full bodied dry red
Deep red with vibrant purple hues
Lifted plum, blackcurrant and spicy aromas, with subtle oak and earthy notes
Ripe plum and blueberry fruit characters dominate the palate with savoury tannins and supple oak leading to a dry finish

Coonawarra, South Australia

37.2916° S, 140.8336° E

Coonawarra is located in the south eastern corner of South Australia – also known as the Limestone Coast. The GI region is 398 km2 in size and has a total of 5784 hectares of vineyards. Coonawarra experiences a maritime influence due to upwelling of cold ocean currents at certain times of the year. The main varieties grown in the region are Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot, and Chardonnay. - Wine Australia

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Winemaker

Peter Douglas, DiGiorgio Family Wines winemaker Peter, often referred to as 'Coonawarra's master of Cabernet', has tremendous experience in the district, having been chief winemaker at Wynns Coonawarra Estate for 14 years.

Peter has also traveled extensively, making wine in France, Italy, Tunisia and the Americas as well as consulting to many clients in the Limestone Coast. Peter is passionate about the Limestone Coast and Coonawarra, and their place amongst the great wine regions of the world.

"I can think of other winemaking regions around the world where it would also be nice to reside, but Coonawarra is the best place to be if you want to make great wines every vintage", Peter Douglas.

Assisting Peter in the winery is Bryan Tonkin. Bryan has many years experience in varied winemaking roles on the Limestone Coast and beyond, and along with an experienced team of cellar hands, carries out the important tasks associated with running a modern winery and ensures that ultimate quality is maintained throughout the winemaking process.

Vineyard

Regulated deficit irrigation (RDI) to regulate the irrigation to minimal levels, there by achieving more intense varietal expression and concentration of fruit flavour. Both electric and machine driven irrigation systems are backed up by each other to provide accurate irrigation scheduling.
Inter-row planting of fine grasses to create a balanced environment with a view to increase weed competition and reduce vine vigour, hence achieving again, greater fruit intensity.
Minimal use of herbicides, pesticides and general agri-chemicals, however, recognising that quality must not be compromised by the invasion of pests or diseases.
Canopy management practices including trimming to maximize air flow and reduce the incidence of disease before chemical useage
The investment of frost protection both overhead sprinklers and frost fans exhibits the commitment to sustained ripening of the fruit through to vintage.
The vineyards are audited annually to maintain the Quality Assured Grape Grower status is maintained.
The DiGiorgio family is proud that it has been able to almost totally control the development and management of their vineyards with the resources of the family business. The family's vineyard holdings are divided between Lucindale and Coonawarra.

Viticulture

The DiGiorgio Coonawarra vineyard, planted on the famous 'terra rossa' strip of soil surrounding the family winery, forms part of what was the original site of the Coonawarra Fruit Growing Colony, established by John Riddoch in 1890. Now more than 115 years old, a few knarled old shiraz vines still exist from the original colony's plantings, making a dramatic statement about the key location of the DiGiorgio Family winery and vineyards.The Digiorgio Family believes passionately that you can not make great wine from ordinary grapes and that lower yields and maximisation of fruit expression the secret to quality wine production.

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