Chardonnay Yarra Valley Victoria
A collation of Chardonnay parcels harvested off choice Yarra Valley sites, including the auspicious estate properties at Tarrawarra and Dixons Creek. De Bortoli operate the most well established Chardonnay vineyards in the region, her viticultural team have had decades of practice at training their vines to yield the finest harvests. Long on the palate with all the vital Yarra Valley stonefruit flavours, Vinoque is enhanced by old world vinification techniques to become nutty and complex, immensely satisfying and long on the palate.
The Vinoque range makes use of single vineyard fruit and classic regional styles, it affords the dedicated De Bortoli winemaking team a chance to experiment with artisanal vinification techniques and to employ a selection of varietal clones, mainly in development stage. Chardonnay can be a style of myriad interpretations, the Yarra Valley grows its own unique quality of fruit and Chardonnay is well suited to the region's cooler clime, undulating vineyards. State of the art viticulture and good old fashioned hand picking is followed by a course of whole bunch pressing and fermentations in seasoned French oak, to achieve a generously proportioned wine that's beautifully balanced and quite fine in structure.
Light straw hue. Stonefruits and mealy nose, apple fruit characters, notes of savoury, kernel and meal. Dry on the palate, minerally and edgy, crisp fruit flavours supported by savoury acidity and a measure of finesse. There aren't many better matches in the world of gastronomy than Vinoque and pan fried Dory fillets.