Chardonnay Semillon Riverina New South Wales
Montage are fashionable wines, blended for contemporary palates, in fully approachable modern styling, crafted at the De Bortoli wineworks in Bilbul on the Riverina. The label depicts a montage of architectural elements that reflect the De Bortoli family's heritage. A bright and refreshing union of Chardonnay with Semillon, exhibiting intense fruit and concentrated flavours, designed for good food.
Fruit is sourced mainly from the De Bortoli Riverina vineyards, with portions from sites in the Adelaide Hills and King Valley to add freshness. Chardonnay grown to warm microclimes like the Riverina develops generous stone fruit flavours. The Semillon component imparts greener, slatey elements, contributing structure, balance and length. The Chardonnay juice is handled oxidatively (no pH) and fermented cool to increase texture and longevity. The Semillon juices are clarified and fermented cold to retain fresh fruit characters. A small component of Montage underwent malolactic fermentation, another was fermented in old French oak barriques and left on lees for several months to develop complexity. Alcohol 12.5%
Pale straw in colour with fresh green hues. Lifted aromas of peach and nectarine are complexed by subtle oak characters. The palate is soft with a creamy texture and is balanced by fine acidity to give a clean and very refreshing finish. Try with creamy chicken dishes and rich seafood meat such as crab and crayfish.