Pinot Noir Yarra Valley Victoria
From the prestigious Dixon's Creek vineyards in Yarra Valley, hand crafted by the most innovative and progressive Pinot protagonist in Australia. Pinot Noir can be tricky to grow and to make into wine, De Bortoli take the greatest effort at developing deep flavours within the grapes as they ripen, while remaining in pursuit of judicious alcohol and congenial tannins. A richly textured, elegantly structured Pinot Noir, fashioned from elite vineyard parcels, a solid, Burgundy styled accord of savoury red fruit pectin, mineral and lithe spice.
De Bortoli have spared no expense at husbanding the finest Pinot Noir vineyards in Yarra Valley, they retain the best sites and have produced the finest vintages for decades. Fruit is hand picked off the choicest estate blocks, holistically managed to the most exacting environmentally sustainable standards. All grapes and a small amount of whole bunches, are individually examined over a sorting table, before being tipped into traditional open top fermenters, for three weeks of maceration and vinification through the action of wild indigenous yeasts. Batches are pressed and settled overnight, followed by gravity fill into a selection of 225L French oak casks for eight months maturation at a salutary 16°C. Alcohol 13.5%
Vibrant red with garnet hues. Elegant Pinot fruit bouquet, red currants, cherry and raspberry over subtle spice and forest floor. Medium bodied, building weight across the palate, richly textured, long and fine, supported by firm yet gentle tannins. A treat alongside European inspired recipes and all things duck.