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1 - 9 of 9 Wines By Chrismont
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Chrismont La Zona Arneis
King Valley
Available by the dozen
$2199each
$263DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Chrismont La Zona Barbera
King Valley
Available by the dozen
The Chrismont property once supported one of Australia's largest tobacco growing operations. Chrismont have since become synonymous with the production of high quality Alpine and King Valley wines, the Barbera grape being a standout performer. With mesoclimes and aspects that are so similar to the premiere growing Asti hillsides of Piedmont, the long summer days of high Victorian country enable grapes to achieve full ripeness, the finished wine exhibits richness of varietal character, the cool local nights contribute elegance and poise.
$2199each
$263DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Barbera is harvested from vines up to thirty years of age, throughout the cool of night to ensure a slow start to fermentation. As vinification ensues, temperatures are allowed to rise, maintained at a range between 25°C and 30°C. Depending on the season and quality of fruit, batches are treated to a week or more on skins for the extraction of fine, medium bodied tannins. The active batches are drained and pressed to a selection of seasoned French oak barriques for completion of ferments and a spell of malolactic. After a year of maturation, components are assembled into the final wine and rested for at least six months in bottle prior to release.
 
Dark, cherry red colour. A showcase of cool climate red fruit characters, fragrances of red currant interplay with suggestions of leather and spice. A ripe palate of currants and plum, cherry flavours are integrated with cedar and vanilla oak, warming varietal spice, dark chocolates and leaf. The structure is tight with fine tannins in support through the length of palate. A good choice with duck, terriyaki beef and lamb.
Chrismont La Zona Fiano
King Valley
Available by the dozen
$2199each
$263DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Chrismont La Zona Moscato
King Valley
Available by the dozen
Chrismont excel in the vinification of pure, high altitude varietal wines, into the most articulate expression of terroir and growing season as it influences the character of grape, through a synergy of traditional and modern techniques. The variations from one vintage to the next are particularly relevant in a higher altitude, cool climate growing region such as King Valley. Parcels from premiere estate vineyards at Whitfield and Valley King, are assembled into a juicily fragrant Muscat wine of generous palate length, sound structure and winsome varietal charm.
$1799each
$215DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Very low disease pressure and perfect slow ripening conditions are the norm around the Chrismont vineyards. Fruit is harvested during the early hours of morning and directly transported to the winery. Grapes are loaded into a membrane press where the delicate free run juice is allowed to drain using low pressures with minimal movement to reduce phenolic extraction. The juices are allowed to settle over forty eight hours to clarify before being racked for fermentation. With a meagre amount of sugar remaining, the vinification is arrested and the wine allowed to clarify. Individual batches are selected to achieve the right balance of texture and flavours before assembling into the final wine.
 
Light straw with greenish hues. Honeysuckle, lemon and lime on the bouquet. Citrus and tropical fruit on the palate are carried by a great acid structure giving good flavour length, an attractive wine while young, will continue to develop subtle toast and honey complexity. An exquisite white wine, perfect as the most congenial aperitif, a delight alongside dover sole.
Chrismont La Zona Pinot Grigio
King Valley
Available by the dozen
The major force behind the vigor of Chrismont wines are the healthy soils, extended growing seasons and slow ripening climes of the vineyards, which are positioned optimally at the heart of spectacular King Valley. With climates and landscape so similar to those of Piemonte, Tuscany and Alsace, the King Valley's long summer days enable Pinot Grigio to achieve complete flavour ripeness, infusing La Zona with the richness of baked apple flavours, citrus perfumes and warming marzipan characters. To accompany light game, pasta or desserts with a fresh fruit orientation.
$1999each
$239DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
In the days when wine production was rapidly expanding and tobacco was in decline, contracts were offered to grow grapes. The first blocks of Chrismont were transformed from tobacco to grape vine in the 1980s. As a mutation of the deep purple Pinot Noir and the greenish yellow Pinot Blanc, Pinot Grigio runs a spectrum of fruit characters that vary according to terroir and clime. Fruit is vinified in chilled fermenters to maintain varietal freshness, upon completion and following a term of repose for clarification, components are assembled along with a small percentage of reserve wine for added complexity and extra interest.
 
Straw hues, copper highlights. The nose carries lifted aromas of pawpaw and white peach with an underlying layer of spiced custard and cream. Ripe pear and melon are predominant with subtleties of quince and cooked apple. A luscious rounded front palate with flavours of quince, custard apple and toasted almond, acid is firm and structured before a dry and lasting finish.
Chrismont La Zona Prosecco
King Valley
Available by the dozen
Chrismont have been growing the King Valley's finest fruit and crafting exceptional wines for over three decades. Somewhat of a specialist at the high altitude styles, Chrismont have fashioned an immensely popular sparkler with pleasingly drying palate in the delightfully food friendly, fruit forward character of Proseccos from the Friuli region of northeastern Italy.
$1999each
$239DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Chrismont are well positioned with the most splendid vineyards and ideal locations on the beautiful King Valley, all of which combine for that sense of place known as terroir. With a similar climate and landscape to Piemonte and Tuscany in Italy, long summer days enable the grapes to achieve genuine flavour ripeness which gives lovely fruit richness to the wines, while cool nights allow elegant cool climate characters to emerge. La Zona are designed to drink any day, at any time, for any occasion. Crafted to the true Methode traditionelle which ensures richness of palate and fullness of texture, La Zona has been treated to a second fermentation within it's own bottle. Alcohol 12.5%
 
Pale straw coloured with green hues, a lovely bead and fine mousse. Nose of melons and citrus, green apples, almond and honey. The front palate bursts with dry, delicately flavoured bubbles. A crisp but not overly acid palate supports the bubbles through to the finish. A great aperitivo and ideal accompaniment to oysters, scallops, and crab. Drink young and fresh.
Chrismont La Zona Rosato Rose
King Valley
Available by the dozen
A luscious candy hued wine, unlike any other, by virtue of a unique cépage Tempranillo and Sangiovese. La Zona may be pink but she's no frivolous lightweight. Grapes are all picked by hand off fully mature vines, fifteen years of age, grown to labour intensive trellising at an altitude of 260 metres. The juicy strawberryness of Tempranillo and savoury cherry charm of Sangiovese, make a comely coloured wine with captivating ripe fruit flavours and exciting berry perfumes, bring La Zona along for a soiree with good friends and a feast of tantalizing nibbles.
$1899each
$227DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
The beautifully undulating Pizzini property lies at the heart of the agriculturally rich and diverse King Valley. The site was transitioned from tobacco farming to viticulture in the late 1970s and has since become synonymous with the highest quality wines. Rosato wines are made from red grapes with a minimal controlled contact on skins. Traditionally, old world winemakers would wake at dawn to begin picking fruit, by noon, the grapes had been crushed and juices treated to maceration on skins. The red hued batches would be drained after twelve hours of exposure, right around midnight, thus Rosato came to be referred to as vino della notte, the wine of the night.
 
Vibrant cherry lipstick. Bouquet is lively, lifted berry fruit and jam with hints of rose petal, violet and confectionary. A palate of bright berry fruit, lingering cranberry and strawberry characters, a full flavoured pink wine offering a powerful mid palate with crisp acidity and a persistent finish. Enjoy whilst young and chilled alongside duck salad or garlic prawns.
Chrismont La Zona Sangiovese
King Valley
Available by the dozen
Such a substantial wine is Sangiovese, so named for it's kinship to the blood of ancient Gods, mythically speaking of course. La Zona engages you with its deep, vibrant red colour, redolence of black cherries and spice on the bouquet, followed by a brazen savouryness which makes it perfect with robust cuisine. The acidity balances well with the generous round, fleshy front palate and velvety tannin structure which carries through to a dry, firm finish. A perfect food match for La Zona would be a slowly cooked Tuscan recipe such as Stufato alla Fiorentina.
$2199each
$263DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
La Zona intimates style and place. The Chrismont team are proud of their unique combination of grape varietals, their bounty of vineyards and fortuitous location on the beautiful King Valley, all of which combine to form that sense of place known as terroir. Chrismont is the showcase for King Valley varietal wines, La Zona represents the perfect accompaniement to good food, celebrating the rich history of the region and the traditions of an Italian heritage steeped in winemaking. King Valley has a similar climate and landscape to Piedmont and Tuscany, the long summer days enable the Sangiovese grape to achieve genuine ripeness, accrue mouthfilling flavours and develop brisk tannins.
 
Deep red colour. The nose is rich with dark baked cherry and blackberry aromas, enhanced by toasted oak influence. Fruit filled and generous on the front palate, the finish is full of preserved plum/ berry characters and dry savoury tannins. Medium bodied with moderate acidity, La Zona is a perfect match for slow cooked pork belly, lamb shanks or cotechino.
Chrismont La Zona Tempranillo
King Valley
Available by the dozen
Just like a scene out of the old world, you can see happy families amongst the picturesque landscape of King Valley, tending vines and sampling grapes. The annual Spring festival in November brings everyone together for a fantastic jubilee of events. Tempranillo grows magnificently here, yielding fine wines as fleshy and structured as the classics from Rioja and Ribero de Duero. Harvests of fruit, brimming with rich bramble favours and lined with gentle tannins are crafted into a delicious new world style, just perfect to match with flavoursome Mediterranean fare.
$2199each
$263DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Parcels are harvested throughout the cool of night from Chrismont's splendid King Valley vineyards and treated to a pre-ferment cold soak maceration. The crushed musts are inoculated with choice yeasts and vinified in controlled fermenters at temperatures peaking to 25C. Components are given a fortnight on skins for optimal extraction of good colour and tannin. The wines are aged in a selection of seasoned oak barriques for up to a year before assembling into the finished wine.
 
Deep red black colour, crimson hues. A touch of soft chocolate, dark plum and violets with a hint of confectionary and background cedar. Dark fruit richness of blackcurrant and mulberry, supported by velvety, plumy textures. A rich, ripe weighty palate in excellent balance over fine grain, dry tannins and an intense, rounded and persistent finish. Enjoy with duck breast, rissoles or lamb.
Chrismont's location at the base of the Victorian Alps is undoubtedly the most defining feature of the King Valley

Chrismont Wines incorporates the winery and cellar door operations, in addition to the estate vineyards, owned by Arnie & Jo Pizzini. The beautiful, undulating property in the heart of the agriculturally rich and diverse King Valley initially was dedicated to tobacco production in the 1960s. Chrismont founder Arnie Pizzini, along with his father Arnold, transitioned the property focus to wine grape production in the late seventies. Over the twenty years since then, the King Valley and Chrismont vineyards have become synonymous with the production of high quality wine grapes for red, white, and sparkling wine.

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Arnold Pizzini grew up on a farm that had grape vines and a small orchard. He set sail for Australia in 1952 and landed in the North East Victoria town of Myrtleford, helping a migrant Italian family on their tobacco farm. It didn’t take long before a number of Arnold's brothers settled in Australia, too. The four decided to join forces to start a tobacco growing business. From a small share-farming plantation, Pizzini Brothers Pty Ltd grew into the largest tobacco growing enterprise in the Southern Hemisphere.

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When the Australian Government introduced a quota system to the tobacco industry severely constraining tobacco production, Pizzini Brothers Pty Ltd was rendered bankrupt overnight. The end of the tobacco era saw the four Pizzini families divide their holdings.

Of particular interest to the region, and indeed Chrismont, are the plantings of traditional Italian varietals to the area

Each brother possessed skills in vineyard management and winemaking, gained on their vineyard in Trentino. Following discussions with John and Peter Brown in 1979, Arnold and Arnie Pizzini received a ten-year contract to supply grapes to Brown Brothers of Milawa, thus embarking on the next Pizzini era.

The first block of Chrismont's vineyards was planted in 1980 by Arnie Pizzini and his father, Arnold. The vineyards now span 250 acres. Undoubtedly, the major force behind the quality of Chrismont Wines is the soil on which the property sits, and the fact Chrismont lies in the heart of the spectacular King Valley. With a similar climate and landscape to Piemonte and Tuscany in Italy and Alsace in France, long summer days enable the grapes to achieve genuine flavour ripeness which gives lovely fruit richness to the wines, while cool nights allow elegant cool climate characters to emerge.

Enjoying the characterisation as a cool climate grape growing district, situated on the northern side of the Great Dividing Range, the King Valley has longer and warmer ripening periods during autumn than most other winegrowing regions of a similar aspect. The King Valley is distinctly similar to regions such as Tuscany and Piemonte in Italy and Alsace in France. This is the basis behind the ability of grape growers and winemakers to achieve exceptional results with Italian grape varieties.

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The King Valley's stunning scenic backdrop is embellished by an Italian Alpine atmosphere

There is nothing pretentious or corporate about the King Valley. On your visit to King Valley cellar doors, often you will meet the families running the wineries. The annual La Dolce Vita festival in November brings out the best in home-made Italian cooking and hospitality. Local wineries join together to put on a fantastic selection of events.

In addition to the exceptional catalogue of Chrismont wines, the La Zona range is a tempting and exciting complement to the Chrismont label. Celebrating a rich history of Italian heritage, La Zona showcases Chrismont’s Italian varietal wines.

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