Yarra Valley, De Bortoli Estate Grown
Light straw with vibrant green tinges.
Very fragrant limey Riesling aroma with a smidge of ‘wet pebble’ and minerally notes.
Palate shows texture, some sweetness and balance. Lifted florals and exotics, good freshness and delicacy.
The 2010–2011 growing season saw our earliest bud burst for sometime. Good rainfall during the growing season gave ideal conditions for the development of quite exotic Riesling flavours. Fruit was hand picked on a ‘bloody cold’ morning.
From two sites on our Estate vineyard of 1987 and 2000 plantings. Very well drained soils, lots of dappled light to protect the bunches, hand picked and hand sorted. Fruit is destemmed and gently pressed with all juice then included. Cold settling for 24 hours and then racking and inoculating with a selected strain of yeast. Here it was allowed to complete fermentation until the balance of acidity, sweetness and extract ‘felt’ right. The wine was then sulphured to stop the fermentation, stabilised and bottled.
Alc/Vol : 11.5 % pH: 3.0 TA: 6.9 g/L
This wine is made for immediate enjoyment, but 5 years in a good cellar would be a joy.
Spicy Thai or Vietnamese dishes.
Dry Medium Bodied