Country: Australia Region: Yarra Valley
Vintage: 2015 Colour: White Style: Dry
Producer: De Bortoli
The Estate Vineyard consists of a series of small plots of mature Chardonnay. Located within a few hundred meters of one another, these plots consistently produce the finest, most detailed wines on the Estate. The oldest vines were planted in 1976 and the youngest plantings in 1994.
Grapes are hand picked, whole bunch crushed, pressed and allowed to settle overnight. The turbid juice is then racked to older French oak casks where it undergoes natural fermentation. Lees are stirred in late autumn and then left to rest until late Nov
Pale straw with a green edge. Restrained, citrus florals, brioche and nutty. Fine, minerally and textural flavours with moderate phenolics which give grip and interest, balanced acidity.
Starting to show its pedigree and will continue to develop complexity and interest for 10 years in a good cellar.
Food Matches: Turkey / Foie Gras / Fish/ john dory