De Bortoli Yarra Valley Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir-

De Bortoli Yarra Valley Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir-

Regular price $120.00 Sale

REGION - Yarra Valley

The Estate Vineyard at Dixons Creek. Average vine age 27 years. Clones include MV6, 667 & a small portion of the little known clone MV4. Pinot Noir is planted on the cooler sites that are typically southerly and eastern facing aspects.

 

SEASON

Terrific Pinot Noir growing season, timely spring rain. Slow ripening, terrific flavour development, highly perfumed vintage.

 

TASTING NOTE

Bright red colour. Red and dark fruits, wood spice and violets. Generous in character, finesse but soft in style, complex and quite alluring.

 

WINE STYLE

The Estate Pinot Noir is typified by perfume, structure, some whole bunch characters, a touch of savouriness and fine tannin.

 

WINEMAKING

The fruit was hand harvested and hand sorted. A combination of whole berry and whole bunch (10-15%) is tipped into open fermenters. 15-18 days of maceration and fermentation with wild yeast. Pressed, settled overnight and then filled to barrel by gravity. Allowed to mature for 9 months at 16°C in 225L French casks.

 

WINE ANALYSIS

Alc/Vol: 13.5%, pH: 3.5, TA: 6.2g/L

 

CELLARING

The wine will continue to develop complexity and interest with good cellaring for 4-6 years.

 

FOOD RECOMMENDATION

Duck ragu with creamy polenta.

 

AWARDS

2021 The Drinks Business Global Pinot Noir Masters - Gold Medal