De Bortoli The Estate Shiraz 2015

De Bortoli The Estate Shiraz 2015

Yarra Valley, Victoria   |    750ml   |    13%

"Lovely style" - James Halliday | Normally $30

De Bortoli has long been considered one of the star wineries of Victoria's cool-climate Yarra Valley region. This 2015 De Bortoli The Estate Shiraz is made from select vineyard parcels grown on the De Bortoli family vineyard at Dixons Creek, which have an average vine age of 24 years.

This 2015 De Bortoli The Estate Dixons Creek is another impressive example of cool-climate Yarra Valley Shiraz that is already attracting high praise. As is common in Yarra Valley Shiraz, the use of whole bunches helps deliver beautiful lifted aromatics, while highlighting the silky tannins and the underlying savouriness. A stunning cool-climate Shiraz that is ready to be enjoyed now, this offer wonderful value drinking at this limited time discounted price.

"96 Points. Hand-picked, wild yeast open-fermented, matured in new and used French oak. Archetypal cool climate, medium-bodied, shiraz. Its core of red and black cherry fruit has flecks of pepper, licorice and spice, the tannins smooth and supple, the oak totally integrated. Lovely style. Drink by: 2035 Date tasted: 11 Sep 2017 Price: $30.00 Alcohol: 14%"- James Halliday,

"Yarra Valley shiraz grown on mature, estate vineyards, fermented wild with some whole bunches, then matured in (used) 500l oak. I suspect this is the tweaked name for the Estate Grown range. It’s an even, well-balanced wine with good volume of sweet, ripe, berried fruit and plenty going on in and around it. Immaculate is the word I’m looking for. A berry cup of assorted summer and forest berries, twig and pepper characters, licorice, a slippery/velvety aspect to the texture, florals. Pure, polished flavour is the dominant them, the savoury extras folded neatly within. Cracking. Rated: 94 Points Tasted: Feb18 Alcohol: 14% Price: $30 Closure: Screwcap Drink: 2018 - 2032+"- Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front.

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The De Bortoli family story is one of determination and triumph that started nearly 90 years ago in war-torn Europe and is now told, generations later, across Australia.

Starting with Vittorio and Giuseppina De Bortoli, their history encompasses the universal story of immigrants making good in an adopted land through hard work, innovation and the support of family and friends.

From humble beginnings making small amounts of dry table wine, mostly for fellow European immigrants, De Bortoli Wines expanded and consolidated under the direction of Vittorio and Giuseppina’s energetic son Deen and his wife Emeri. Their four children - Darren, Leanne, Kevin and Victor - joined the family business and developed De Bortoli’s reputation for premium wine, firstly through iconic dessert wine Noble One and then via the success of the cool climate wines produced at the family’s Yarra Valley Estate.

Today, as a fourth generation contemplates entering the family business, De Bortoli Wine’s official motto, Semper ad Majora (“always striving for better”) and the unofficial one (good food, good wine and good friends) remain as true and central as ever.
Yarra Valley
REGION: The Winery Estate - Dixons Creek

VINEYARD: This wine is made from select vineyard parcels grown on the De Bortoli family vineyard at Dixons Creek. These include A8 and A3 both planted in 1971, Bull Paddock, A1, A2 and A7 planted in 1987. Average vine age is 24 years.

PHILOSOPHY: Shiraz with whole bunches is a defining Yarra Valley style. The use of whole bunches help lift the aromatics, reinforce the silky tannins and give the wine a savoury edge. This together with ripe but savoury fruit is a lovely combination.

VINTAGE CONDITIONS: 2014 was a very low cropping year and was relatively warm. The wines are bright and plump and generally quite charming.

WINE ANALYSIS: Alc/ Vol: 13.%, pH: 3.59, TA: 6.2g/L.

CELLARING: Will continue to develop and mature for up to ten years in a good cellar.

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