Varietal: Shiraz / Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage: 2016 Colour: Red Style: Dry
Producer: De Bortoli
The De Bortoli Bilbul winery in the Riverina is famous for the iconic dessert wine Noble One but also produces world class fortified, premium varietal and sparkling wines. Great strides have been made with varietal wines in recent years and they deliver outstanding quality and value. Fruit is sourced from their own 300 hectares of vineyards and those of selected growers.
The region enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate with winter dominant rainfall. The sandy loam soils vary in colour and structure from red sandy earths to brown clay loams. Bilbul plays a leading role in sustainability with a detailed action plan in place addressing water recycling, waste control, greenhouse gas emissions and other key environmental issues.
Ageing Potential: Drink Now
This wine shows layers of ripe red fruits with a fine tannin frame providing a clear direction and structure. A balance of acid and touches of spice finishing with carefully integrated oak.
Food Matches: Red Meat / Beef / Lamb / Venison