De Bortoli Windy Peak Cabernet Merlot 2011

$57.00

Winemaking

Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from our Dixons Creek Estate vineyard combined with complimentary parcels from select growers. Merlot is from our Tarrawarra vineyard. A combination of techniques are used to make this wine including longer maceration times and warm fermentation. The components are pressed, racked to barrel and matured separately until the final blend.

Description

De Bortoli Windy Peak Cabernet Merlot 2011

JH 89 points (2010)

Region

Yarra Valley

Appearance

Bright ruby.

Bouquet

Lifted blackcurrent and cassis aromas with hints of leaf and cedar.

Palate

Medium weight, distictive varietal fruit flavours with length, plumpness and integrated fine tannin.

Suggested Cuisine

Chargrilled porterhouse

General Characteristics

Dry / Medium Bodied

Vintage Conditions

2011 was a cool growing season with timely rainfall. Some lovely mild autumn weather has produced a mature and expressive Cabernet and Merlot blend at balanced alcohol and acidity levels.

Winemaking

Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from our Dixons Creek Estate vineyard combined with complimentary parcels from select growers. Merlot is from our Tarrawarra vineyard. A combination of techniques are used to make this wine including longer maceration times and warm fermentation. The components are pressed, racked to barrel and matured separately until the final blend.

Wine Analysis

Alc/Vol: 13.0%pH: 3.59 TA: 5.8 g/L

Cellaring

Excellent current drinking and will soften and gain additional complexity over the next 3-5 years.