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’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.
Deen De Bortoli created his Vat Series with the idea of developing a range of delicious, full-flavoured wines at an affordable price. Deen personally selected the blends and chalked the numbers on the vats to identify them. The Vat Series includes traditional varietal wines and also wines made from interesting, newer varieties to Australia.
Deen established a benchmark in Australian Botrytis Semillon with his intimate knowledge of local vineyards.
Fruit is harvested from their own vineyards in Riverina and a couple of selected growers that produce Botrytis Semillon especially for De Bortoli Wines.
The fruit ripened slowly over the summer months due to growing conditions with little rain falling until mid March which instigated the botrytis in the vineyard. Further showers over the next month kept the botrytis ticking along until we achieved a desired sugar content with plenty of botrytis present. Harvest began early May and lasted six weeks.
Layers of nectarines, quinces, citrus flavours with a subtle hint of nougat nuttiness. Subtle oak interplay adds to the texture and a well balanced acidity gives length and structure to this delicious wine.
A wine that can be enjoyed with a lovely selection of cheeses and dried fruits as your dessert or after dinner. It can also be served with an Exotic Fruit Sorbet or Peach Melba