Medium red with good brightness. Expressive Pinot, classic strawberry and dark cherry, perfumed. Soft, plump, textural, flavours of cherry and wild spice, soft acidity. A cpmbination of winemaking techniques are used to produce a final blend with complexity and balance. These include cold maceration prior to fermentation, inclusion of whole bunches and warm fermentation at 30 to 32 degrees. Minimal handling and filtration is adopted to preserve fruit flavour.
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.