Sauvignon Blanc Riverina King Alpine Victoria
The inspiration for Vat Series came from times when Deen De Bortoli would personally make up the blends, then chalk numbers on vats to identify them. Parcels of fruit grown to choice vineyards are earmarked for their bright varietal profile, harvested and assembled in the De Bortoli wineworks at Bilbul, to be crafted by the intrepid team into a fresh and crisp young wine, that's highly articulate of all things in fine Sauvignon Blanc.
The fotuitous climes around the broad expanses of De Bortoli's lush Riverina and King Valley vineyards, consistently deliver Sauvignon Blanc grapes that are ripened to optimal maturity, showing good varietal expression, achieving wines that deliver strong varietal aromas and flavours. Choice parcels of Sauvignon Blanc are harvested in excellent condition and gently pressed to retain freshness without any unwanted phenolics. Juices are clarified and fermented at cool temperatures for three or four weeks. The winemaking process includes vinification at elevated temperatures and fermentation on solids, improving texture and ensuring softness without sacrificing clarity of fruit. Alcohol 12.0%
Light straw colour with lovely green hues. A clean, fragrant, slightly grassy aroma with underlying tropical characteristics. The fresh grassy aromas and gooseberry flavours are wonderfully balanced with fantastic texture and length. A vibrant palate with delicacy, balanced fruit and a good acidity. It's fruity lemongrass character makes Vat 2 a match to fresh seafood, Thai and Vietnamese faire.