Shiraz Dolcetto King Valley Victoria
From the King Valley in Victoria's high country, a good deal of pruning and thinning of Syrah and Dolcetto vines, together with some hand picking and selection of fruit. Cane cutting techniques have shrivelled the berries, concentrating the sugars and bittersweet grape tannins, whilst still on the vine. A wine of explosive Dolcetto characters with flavours akin to the shed dried styles of Italy's Veneto region, De Bortoli have achieved, an exciting fresh red, fully Euro in styling with the emphasis on fruit, suppleness and food friendliness.
Sero is a family of food oriented wines in classic European traditions, fruit driven and completely unoaked. Made without the use of oak, Drought conditions led to an earlier vintage than previous years. Dry weather and warm sunny days with low crop levels produced wines with great concentration of flavour. Fruit from low yielding vineyards and suitable flavour profiles was selected specially for this wine. Lifted raspberry and cherry fruit characters were identified in the vineyard and were preserved throughout the wine making process with a cool soak of crushed fruit on skins to extract delicate flavour and colour, followed by a cool fermentation and pressing mid ferment to retain natural fruit sweetness. Alcohol 9.5%
Vibrant purple hues. Lifted plum and raspberry aromas, violet and meats, citrus and brandied fruits. Characters stretch onto the palate, almond and of spice, chocolateyness grips the multi dimensional fruit. A length of briar tannins in support, it's a lovely wine with a soft, fruit driven finish.