Eldorado Road 2019 Quasimodo Blend (12 Bottles) Beechworth

by Vinsight

$333.00 GST Included

AUSTRALIA WIDE SHIPPING INCLUDED

60% Nero d’Avola / 24% Shiraz / 16% Durif

To understand Quasimodo you must venture beyond the surface and explore the inner soul. As individual varietal wines they can struggle for love but when blended together they can sing, shine and bring harmony.

Quasimodo is a unique Australian blend of Nero d’Avola, Durif & Shiraz sourced from the regions of Eldorado and Rutherglen and in 2018 Glenrowan. It’s an amalgam of flavour and colour culminating in a complex rewarding wine.

The make of this blend changes year on year depending on the season with our desire to create an affable drink that has layers of complexity built in through the unique varieties and vineyards.

In 2018 the Nero d’Avola came from our home vineyard at Eldorado planted on rare decomposed red granite soils, washed down from the Beechworth Plateau by the meandering Ready Creek that runs through the farm. Wine from 3 different Nero ferments made its way into this years blend, picked at different ripeness, all fermented wild and one containing 20% whole bunch. Basket pressed and seasoned for 16 months in aged French Oak Puncheons on gross lees.

The Shiraz in 2018 comes from 2 vineyards with incredible pedigree. Unusually in 2018 70% of the Shiraz fruit came from the ancient dry land 1890’s planted “Dulcies” vineyard in Glenrowan as none of our flagship “Perseverance” Shiraz was made in 2018. The second parcel is sourced from the Mt Pilot Estate Vineyard perched in the Eldorado hills amongst the boulders of an ancient granite outcrop. This vineyard is painfully low yielding and produces grapes of incredible concentration and flavor, we pick at around 13 baume to retain freshness. Wine made from these grapes is consistently at the pointy end of our pre blending classification tasting and would make an excellent stand alone wine. Both parcels basket pressed and seasoned for 16 months in aged French Oak Puncheons on gross lees.

As per usual the Durif for Quasimodo is sourced from a tried and tested mature Rutherglen vineyard, picked a little riper at a baume of around 14-14.5. We are very conscious not to over extract the fruit, so as with all our reds it was hand plunged once daily and gently basket pressed. Quasimodo, like all our reds, is unfined and lightly filtered. Bottled July, 2020.

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About Eldorado Road

Eldorado Road was established in 2010 and specializes in red varieties, growing Durif and Nero d’Avola at our Eldorado Road vineyard taking full advantage of Eldorado’s magnificent soils and terrior. A Beechworth Chardonnay.

We also lease a local Shiraz vineyard planted way back in 1890s and still farmed without irrigation producing small quantities of amazing fruit. This particular vineyard and wine truly reflects a unique piece of Australian winemaking heritage.

Eldorado Road is a family project consuming our lives, robbing our weekends now dedicated to making wines, developing vineyards and restoring the old block. Often demanding but truly rewarding.

At Eldorado Road we make good wine at a profit if we can, at a loss if we must, but always good wine.
Winery & Vineyard planted to Durif and Nero d’Avola located in the village of Eldorado, we venture up the hill to nearby Beechworth in search of the best Chardonnay fruit possible. Custodians of the 130 year old “Dulcies Vineyard” in Glenrowan.

Eldorado Road is a family project consuming our lives, robbing our weekends now dedicated to making wines, developing vineyards and restoring the old block. Often demanding but truly rewarding.

Vinsight

Vinsight is a Sydney based, fine wine distributor servicing the NSW and ACT wholesale wine markets. We hunt for intelligent, caring & talented winemakers. We find customers who value authenticity & quality. We simply bring them together. From our beginning in 2009 Vinsight has firmly established itself as a supplier of quality boutique brands to the NSW/ACT wine trade. Our primary focus is the on-premise and fine wine retail markets, although we service all channels. Vinsight is recognised for the quality and stability of our portfolio and the personal service we provide.