Semillon Riverina New South Wales
Noble One is a national icon and one of the world's great dessert wines. It caused a sensation when first released and continues to claim prestigious accolades around the globe. Enjoyed by the most discerning enthusiasts and industry savants everywhere, Noble One has gained much prestige for Australian wines. De Bortoli call upon a canon of choice vineyards which consistently yield Semillon grapes of great lusciousness and intense botrytis flavours. Each offers unique characters and charm, a secret to the complex and engaging Noble One style.
Deen De Bortoli had always enjoyed the famous noble rot styles of Europe and wanted to make his own. He believed that the conditions in Griffith were favourable to the experiment. Riverina autumns often see long, dry, warm days interspersed with a sprinkling of showers and heavy morning dews, ideal for producing Botrytised grapes. Semillon is picked off vineyards which have been the source of Noble One for many years, remarkable for their consistency to achieve a balance of sweetness, clean acids and luscious flavour. Each parcel is separately harvested and vinified over the course of one to three months, most components are treated to a term of maturation in French oak barriques.
Light golden hue. Enticing aromas of citrus, mandarin peel, bitter oranges and cumquat, intertwined with honey, stone fruits and sweet vanillin. A lush and decadent wine exhibiting a synergy of citrus and stone fruit flavours. Attractive oak and creamy honey undertones combined with well balanced acidity before a beautiful lingering finish. Long and luscious, perfect to drink today and right now.