Nestled in the Heart of the King Valley, North East Victoria, the vineyard was established by the Corsini family in 1980. Family winemaking was a long tradition for Gino Corsini who emigrated to Australia from Bagni Di Lucca, Tuscany in 1952, and subsequently married Carmel in 1958. Encouraged by praise for their wines from guests at their daughter's wedding in 1992, Gino and Carmel established their business under the La Cantina ("the cellar" in Italian) name in 1995.
The cellar door, built from Glenrowan granite rocks in traditional Tuscan style, was built in 1997. The wine making techniques follow the Corsini traditions, with no preservatives added and no filtration retaining the full characteristics of each wine.
The wine is a gorgeous cherry red colour, and the aroma is all fresh grape juice, tobacco and warming spice. To taste there is a good tannin profile, with blackcurrant flavours and warming spice - think cinnamon. Althoug...
$14.48 in a straight 12
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