The De Bortoli family story is one of determination and triumph that started 90 years ago in war-torn Europe and is now told, generations later, across Australia. Their heritage encompasses the universal story of immigrants making good in an adopted land, the rise and rise of the Australian wine industry and the tale of a hardworking and innovative family who considers good wine, good food and good friends to be among the true pleasures in life.
Grapes are both hand and machine harvested with a percentage of the hand harvested used for whole bunch inclusion. A combination 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 28˚C to 32˚C. Minimal handling and filtration is adopted to preserve fruit flavour.
Perfumed and complex, with red fruit aromas and hints of spice and smoky oak. Gentle tannins with dark fruit flavours. Selected from vineyards in the Yarra Valley, predominantly Dixons Creek, Tarrawarra and Yarra Glen. 100% pinot noir.
Works a treat with crispy duck, guineafowl, sizzling hot-plate beef, bacon-stuffed mushrooms or smoky tofu, brown rice in a light soy sauce…