Gioiello Estate was the chosen name for this family winery in recognition of past generations who worked a similar property in Italy named Gioiello. Gioiello, or the Jewel in Italian, was a vineyard and farm perched above the hillside town of Sorianello, in Calabria, Italy.
Even though Gioiello is located in the cool climate region of the Upper Goulburn, the property is nestled within a valley receiving protection from damaging rain, hail and wind and has the ability to retain warmth for balanced grape ripening. The vines that reach approximately 300 metres above sea level are predominately east north east facing receiving sunshine throughout all seasons of the year. Soils graduate from granite to sedimentary. As the property is located at the foothills of the Strathbogie ranges it receives good rain falls throughout the year.
With a European background and a love for good food, Gioiello wines are crafted to complement and enhance the enjoyment of food and festivities. These wines are balanced, textural, well-structured and unique. Gioiello winemaking encompasses many traditional methods with some modern technological supports. Hand-picking the majority of the grapes allows for grape bunch selection in the vineyard so only the best grapes are harvested, and immediately transported to the winery so that the grapes are pressed in optimum condition. Simple and traditional European wine making techniques are employed to ensure pure translation of the unique terroir.
Individual wines are an expression of the differences between separate vine blocks and aspects on the property. Reserve wines are matured in a combination of new, one and two year old French Oak barrels for enhanced complexity. Final barrel selection ensures only the best wine is deservedly bottled for the Gioiello label.Visit Website
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