Deep red with purple edge. Ripe dark fruit aromas of blackberry and plum, black pepper. Plump dark fruits, concentrated, gentle tannins, cedar and oak with a soft finish. Fruit is sourced from carefully selected parcels of Shiraz grown on the red volcanic soils of Northern Heathcote. Fruit is harvested at optimum ripeness to achieve a balance of fruit and soft acidity. Grapes are fermented for up to two weeks on skins for maximum integration. Part of the blend is matured for 5 months in older casks and the remainder sstays in stainless steel for freshness and brightness..
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.