Country: Australia Region: Yarra Valley
Vintage:2013 Colour:Red Style:Dry
Producer:De Bortoli Estate
Fruit is sourced from from 4 estate vineyards planted in 1971, 1987, 1990 and 1994. Vines are cane pruned to 18 buds per vine and shoot thinned at the 10-15cm stage so that there are no more than15 bunches per vine. The vines are hand picked into 8kg buckets and transported to the winery. Fruit is hand sorted and a combination of whole bunches and whole berries are tipped to open fermenters. The fruit is then allowed to ferment with ambient yeast. Both hand and foot plunging are used to gently extract colour and flavour over 20 days. The grapes are pressed and settled for 24 hours before racking to a range of oak vessels (2600L and 500L) for MLF and maturation. After 10 months the wine is gravity racked and then bottled.
Ageing Potential: 3-5 Years
Bright red with purple rim.
Fragrant and aromatic with strong graphite and white pepper characteristics.
Rich spicy fruit with dark berries. Integrated ripe tannins, structured palate, exotic feel, supple and complex.
Food Matches:Duck / Risottos / Turkey / Oriental