Monichino Wines

 

Handcrafted boutique wines, made with passion, using traditional winemaking methods

 

The Monichino family pride themselves on creating premium, handcrafted, boutique wines with minimum use of preservative. The high quality of grapes used come from the low yielding vines on the 70  acre vineyard in the Goulburn Valley. Heavy pruning and light supplementary watering of the vines enhances the natural character of the fruit and intensity in flavour, creating a full-bodied aroma and richness in the wine. Monichino Wines produces over 27 varieties of wine from crisp, refreshing whites to full-bodied reds, spritzy dessert varieties and decadent fortifieds. A specialty of the winery is the traditional Italian varietals which include Pinot Grigio & Barbera.

 

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Monichino 2004 Vintage - Trophy Winner Rutherglen
$100.00

Awarded 'Best Australian Vintage Fortified Wine' at Rutherglen Wine Show 2008.

3 Gold Medals at Small Winemakers & Victorian Wine Show.

 

Carlo and Terry are the winemakers for this sensational wine. The grapes are 100% grown on the Monichino Katunga Estate. To intensify flavour and colour, the vines were stressed from fruit set, and picked without any supplementary water.

This wine can be consumed young but is best after many years of bottle age.

 

Ideal cellaring conditions are in a cool (12-14 degree celsius) dark environment and laying down to keep cork moist. 

Cellaring potential of 15-20 years.

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2008 Monichino Vintage
$20.00

Awarded 3 Bronze medals

 

APPEARANCE - Rich ruby colour
AROMA - Blackberry & spice
PALATE - Blackberry, spice and cherry

 

To intensify flavour and colour, the vines were stressed from fruit-set to picking without any supplementary water. Vintage  is at its best after many years of bottle aging. Monichino Vintage retains its youthful intense colour, and although it can be drunk now it will be all the better with cellaring. This wine has blackberry & spice aroma, with intense fruit and cherry flavors, integrated with a good tannic finish, providing years of potential cellaring. Ideal cellaring conditions are in a cool (12-14 degrees celsius), dark environment, lying down to keep cork moist. Cellaring 15-30 years.

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Monichino Liqueur Shiraz
$20.00

APPEARANCE - Caramel brick red
AROMA - Combined oak and raisin
PALATE - Full-textured, long-tasting, concentrated, voluptuous tawny character.

 

Liqueur Shiraz  are undoubtedly the quintessential examples of barrel-matured ports. The sought after deep reddish brown brick colour is a sign of this wine's maturity. Smoky oak and brandy complexities, combined with the nuances of raisin aromas are mirrored on the palate. The addition of a touch of spice adds to the concentrated, voluptuous tawny character. Serve after dinner with soft cheese & nuts.

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Monichino NV Grand Old Tawny (Estate grown & bottled)
$50.00

APPEARANCE - Light tawny
AROMA - Strong brandy spirit with rancio lift
PALATE - Mouth warming subtle fruit and nut flavors, lengthy palate

 

Tawny is probably the most popular fortified after dinner wine in Australia. Its appeal is universal. The typical light tawny color, which inspires its name, is linked with a strong aroma of brandy spirit and matured fruit with decided rancio lift. Aged for 30 years in a 100 year old Cognac Barrel, it shows subtle lingering mouth warming fruit and nut flavors, providing excellent balance and structure with a semi sweet after palate.

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Monichino NV Grand Liqueur Muscat
$50.00

APPEARANCE - Deep amber
AROMA - Intense sultana and raisin chocolate
PALATE - Soft, luscious, spicy raisin flavors with a long and dull palate

 

One of the great intensely sweet fortified wines of North Eastern Victoria, liqueur Muscat is rich and luscious. Monichino's commemorative Liqueur Muscat is typical of the style. Its rich, intensive sultana, raisin and chocolate aromas marry with the luscious, soft, spicy raisin and subdued oak flavours to create the full-bodied, mature character of the wine. The 40  years spent in the barrel have been amply rewarded. Usually served at the end of a meal with chocolates or cheese.

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Monichino Aromatica
$20.00

APPEARANCE - Dark Amber

AROMA - Complex marzipan, chocolate, vanilla, caramel fudge

PALATE - A combination of white grapes, predominately Semillon, aged in Old Casket, coupled with the traditional solera technique, gives this rare wine its distinctive soft rich flavours of vanilla, marzipan, and chocolate fudge, with a drift of spice.

 

A fortified wine, this recipe is from Carlos' home town in Casale. This classic Italian wine making style has translated smoothly to the Goulburn Valley, and is the traditional Solera techniquie used by the Monichino family to produce a sensational fortified wine.

Great with coffee or can be used in Italian desserts, such as Tiramisu.

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Monichino White Forti
$20.00

APPEARANCE - Rich golden color

AROMA - Strong honey, treacle and marmalade

PALATE - Raisins and marmalade

 

This wine is an inspired creation of a young fortified white, blended with 5% of 30 year old White Muscat, honey, treacle, marmalade, cashew nuts & raisins, flavoured with a viscous texture and a lingering clean finish.

Cellaring 15-20 years.

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Monichino Tawny - Flagon 2 Litre
$35.00

This is our bulk Tawny - Solera blend of 10 years old

Tawny Ports are blends of multiple casks of Port, all of varying ages. When stored in a cask they develop tawny colours (hence their name).

The wine's aroma is of dried fruits, wood, chocolate and coffee. With age it becomes silky and smooth on the palate. Older cask-aged tawnies are more complex in aroma and taste as per our aged Old Tawny range.

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Monichino Brown Muscat - Flagon 2 Litre
$35.00

This luscious Muscat is a result of long maturation in cask. It is complex, intensely flavoured and sweet. This wine has been blended at different ages to a specific average age - a Solera style. This old wine is very concentrated and complex. Base age is an average of 20 years old.

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Monichino Aromatica 2 Litres
$35.00

 

APPEARANCE - Dark Amber

AROMA - Complex marzipan, chocolate, vanilla, caramel fudge

PALATE - A combination of white grapes, predominately Semillon, aged in Old Casket, coupled with the traditional solera technique, gives this rare wine its distinctive soft rich flavours of vanilla, marzipan, and chocolate fudge, with a drift of spice.

 

A fortified wine, this recipe is from Carlos' home town in Casale. This classic Italian wine making style has translated smoothly to the Goulburn Valley, and is the traditional Solera techniquie used by the Monichino family to produce a sensational fortified wine.

Great with coffee or can be used in Italian desserts, such as Tiramisu.

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