De Bortoli Yarra Valley Estate Vineyard Shiraz-
REGION - Yarra Valley
Selected from vineyard parcels grown on the Estate Vineyard at Dixons Creek. Vineyards planted from 1971 to 1994.
Mild dry growing season, timely spring rain, slow ripening, terrific flavour development. Outstanding Shiraz year with perfume and violets.
Medium with purple edge. Bright, dark fruited, aromatic, graphite. Violets, waves of ripe tannin, textural and supple.
Shiraz is one of the most compelling and grown up wines that the Yarra Valley produce. Most informed wine visitors taste the Syrah style and comment on their ethereal European style. Fruit driven, spice, graphite, gentle and textural.
A combination of whole bunch and whole berry is tipped into open fermenters. Some foot plunging at the beginning is followed by judicious extraction by turnover and plunging. 20 days of maceration and fermentation with Indigenous yeast. Pressed, settled overnight and filled to barrel with gravity. Matured for 12 months in used 500L and 2300L casks.
Alc/Vol: 13.5%, pH: 3.61, TA: 6.2g/L
Destined for 5-10 years in the cellar for those who are patient.
Charcoal grilled spiced lamb racks.