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D'angelo

www.dangelowines.com.au

41 Bayview Rd, Officer, 3809 (Postal PO Box 72, Officer 3809)

Cellar Door: By appointment only

Ph: (03) 5943 1031 (mob: 0417 055 651)

D'angelo wines from the Yarra Valley region

The inspiration for D'Angelo Estate Vineyard came from Benny D'Angelo's father who started planting some Pinot Noir in the Yarra Valley for the family's own consumption.

In 1997 the Pinot Noir grapes were ready to be harvested for the very first vintage. Benny D'Angelo started making wine as a hobby and entered some of the wines into amateur wine shows. The ensuing praise encouraged Benny and his family to take the plunge into professional wine-making.

In 2000 they bought 10 acres in Officer and have planted 5 acres of vines in January 2001. The new D'Angelo Estate Vineyard at Officer is located on the North Side of Princess Highway on the outskirt of Berwick although some of the wines continue to be sourced from the Yarra Valley.

D'Angelo Estate Vineyard produces Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon wines from Yarra Valley and Pinot Noir and Shiraz from Officer sourced from a neighbouring vineyard.

Benny also sources Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, from Langhorne Creek, and Sangiovese, from (North Victoria.

D'angelo Stall at the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival
Tasting Notes

There are three types of Tasting notes:

(W) Notes from the winery (blurbs from bottle)

(GXY) Notes from a GenXY wine reviewer

D’Angelo Estate Blanc de Noir NV

Purchased: Not ($20)

Drink: 2013

(GXY) Tasting: Feb 2013, broad and slightly forward creamy lemon and peach with some biscuity lees and toasty almond notes, good mousse and crisp acidity on the minerally finish (***)

D’Angelo Estate Il Beradino Reserve Pinot Noir 2010

Purchased: Not ($40)

Drink: 2016

(GXY) Tasting: Dec 2012, sour edged and glossy core of marschino cherry and blackberry with violet and sweet asian spice notes, light-medium bodied and savoury palate with fine tannins and firm sappy, herbally acidity, subtle oak spices on the finish (***1/2)

D’Angelo Estate Lady Chardonnay 2011

Purchased: Not ($25)

Drink: 2015

(GXY) Tasting: Dec 2012, flinty white nectarine and honey dew melon with some creamy lees complexity and matchstick notes, powdery texture with charry/caramel oak support (***1/2)

D'Angelo Sauvignon Blanc 2008

Purchased: Not

Drink: 2009

(GXY) Tasting: Mar 2009, clean and vibrant grapefruit, passionfruit and lime, some barrel ferment texture, zesty acids and spicy capsicum on the finish (****)

D'Angelo Pinot Grigio 2006

Purchased: Not ($20)

Drink: 2009

(GXY) Tasting: Mar 2008, spicy pear and musc but quite dry, a bit broad and zesty with grapefruit acidity, the finish is more focussed and shows good length (***1/2)

D'Angelo Lady Chardonnay 2004

Purchased: Not ($19)

Drink: 2010

(GXY) Tasting: Feb 2006, nose shows white peach and nectarine, not very intense compared with nearby Gippsland region, creamy soft palate with light cashew oak (***)

D'Angelo Gin Gin Bin Pinot Noir 2003

Purchased: Not ($20)

Drink: 2008

(GXY) Tasting: Feb 2006, straightforward fruit-driven style showing fresh varietal cherry and strawberry character, some Gippsland-style 'forest floor' notes but not particularly complex (***)

D'Angelo Pinot Grigio 2004

Purchased: Not ($18)

Drink: 2008

(GXY) Tasting: Feb 2006, nose shows ripe pear and passionfruit, basic but the enough acid and fruit intensity to give it a bit of zing, suitable for spicy Asian dishes (***1/2)