Vintage: Current Vintage (enquires welcome)
Winery: De Bortoli Wines
Region South Eastern Australia
Appearance Pale straw.
Bouquet Fragrant green grassy aromas.
Palate Light, refreshing, soft and round.
Suggested Cuisine Enjoy with fresh styles of food such as seafood and salads.
General Characteristics Dry / Light Bodied
Vintage Conditions 2013 saw low rainfall in spring with January being quite dry and warm. The dry weather allowed fruit to reach optimum ripeness with good balance of acidity and flavour. Some light showers fell in late February which helped to freshen the fruit but not enough for disease to take hold. Vintage started later then 2012 but finished with a flurry with all whites and reds harvested by the end of March. Quality is above average.
Winemaking Fermentation on natural solids at elevated temperatures with selected parcels in French oak barriques with all of the components remaining on yeast lees for an extended time intensifying the natural fruit flavours and texture of the wine.
Alc/Vol: 11.50% pH: 3.3 TA: 6.3
2014Sydney International Wine Competition
2013 Adelaide Wine Show
2013 Australian Inland Wine Show (Swan Hill)
2013 Riverland Wine Show
2013 Rutherglen Wine Show
2014 Cairns Wine Show
2014 Sydney Royal Wine Show
2013 Hobart Wine Show
2013 National Capital Wine Show (Canberra)
2013 Riverina Wine Show
2014 International Wine Challenge - England