Dalla Mia Finestra Chardonnay 2017 ( Yarra Valley)
“This is already unravelling, mid-weighted across toasted hazelnut to a curdy core of nougat. Some stone fruit tang across the seams. A nice drink best enjoyed imminently.”
Ned Goodwin Published 01 May 2020 James Halliday Wine Companion
Finestra's evolution has been a natural development, which began from a long standing fascination with wine and a love of the picturesque Yarra Valley. Acquired as a green-field site in 1986 the first Finestra's vines were planted in 1989. Until 2002 all grapes were sold to larger local wineries and in 2003, once the vines were fully mature, the first wines were produced under the Finestra label.
The relationship with wine-growing in the Yarra Valley started in the early 1970's when vacation employment provided an introduction to this reemerging region and seeded a fascination with viticulture and the winemaking process. Later in the 70's a small quarter acre vineyard was planted in Seville and experience broadened in the Beechworth district when, with friends, the old Everton Hills vineyard was acquired.
Today the approach at Finestra embraces low intervention viticulture and winemaking, producing small quantities of wine with a focus on quality. Along with the marketing, all of the responsibilities at Finestra are carried out by the owners who consider it to be a creative release and labour of love.
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