Light straw in colour with a green edge. Bright, complex flavour with citrus and stone fruit. Notes of hazelnut with a subtle use of oak. Textural, creamy and delicious. Fruit was sourced from a selection of controlled vineyards from Dixons Creek, Yarra Glen and Tarrawarra. Fruit is gently pressed and allowed to settle overnight. Turbid juice is then racked to both French oak casks and stainless tanks. Lees are stirred in the late autumn, a little in winter and then left to rest until the finishing stages.
Winery Background: De Bortoli Wines is a third generation family wine company, established by Vittorio and Giuseppina De Bortoli in 1928. They emigrated to Australia from their mountain village in the foothills of the Italian Alps, near the historic town of Asolo, and their Italian heritage still drives the way the family makes its wine. Vittorio and Giuseppina's son, the energetic and dynamic Deen De Bortoli (1936 - 2003) expanded and consolidated the business created by his parents. In turn, Deen's children established De Bortoli's reputation for premium wine including iconic dessert wine Noble One and the Yarra Valley wines. Vittorio's Italian family values remain at the core of De Bortoli, with a culture of hard work, generosity of spirit and the sharing of good food, good wine and good times with family and friends.