Semillon Riverina New South Wales
De Bortoli hold an extensive collection of barrel aged wines. Stocks of fortified and botrytised Semillon are drawn on from time to time to assemble into a wickedly decadent wine of rare opulence. Black Noble has most notably claimed Gold and Silver at the prestigious London International. Created by Darren De Bortoli, it is an inspiration from a 1930s wine made by Vittorio De Bortoli. Black Noble is extraordinarily unique and has been compared to the great wines of Jerez.
De Bortoli are universally acknowledged to have made a great contribution to the pantheon of Noble dessert wines. A very short vinification is applied to harvests of Semillon at rich baumes of 20 to 22, followed by fortification with a neutral grape spirit to arrest ferments. Black Noble is then clarified, a touch of brandy spirit is added for further complexity before ransfer to seasoned oak barriques which have previously aged Noble One. Alcohol 17.5%
Amber colour with olive green hues. Hints of toffee and coffee with raisins and mandarin peel. Unique and delicious, rich raisin and dried date fruit with hints of citrus peel, toffee and caramel flavours. Concentrated and viscous with lingering aged complexity. The perfect end to a meal, with espresso, dark chocolates, cheeses, dried fruit and nuts.