Region: Riverina (100%).
Appearance: Light golden.
Bouquet: A whole riot of tropical and autumn fruits with deft aroma’s of vanilin oak.
Palate: A medley of citrus, nectarine and quince fruit, nuances of sweet vanillin oak with just the right level of sweetness and refreshing acidity make for an elegant, substantial yet harmonious wine.
Suggested Cuisine: Citrus Zabaglione, Lemon poached pears, Peach sorbet or a perfect way to end a meal with a cheese and fruit platter.
General Characteristics: Sweet / Full Bodied.
Additional Information: Vegetarian friendly.
Vintage Conditions: Harvest began the last week of March and was completed after 15 days as persistent showers of rain during the summer months offered favourable conditions for botrytis to develop early compared to most vintages.
Winemaking: Botrytis from De Bortoli vineyards make up 75% of the fruit that went into making the 2011 Deen De Bortoli Botrytis Semillon. These vineyards consistently produce high quality Botrytis Semillon year after year. Every vineyard has its own flavour characteristics and nuances, so we harvest and ferment each one seperately, selecting one parcel that is fermented on staves. After fermentation all vineyards are tasted and assessed for suitability for oak or kept unoaked to be able to add fresh fruitfulness into the final blend.
Wine Analysis: Alc/Vol: 10.5% pH: 3.48 TA: 8.9 g/L
Cellaring: This wine is ready to enjoy now but has cellaring potential for up to 10-15 years.
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