De Bortoli Windy Peak Pinot Noir 2013

$52.00

Winemaking
Fruit for this blend is grown mainly in Dixons Creek, Tarrawarra and Yarra Glen.The grapes are both hand and machine harvested with a percentage of the hand harvested used for whole bunch inclusion. A combination of winemaking techniques are used to produce a final blend with complexity and balance. These include cold maceration prior to fermentation, inclusion of whole bunches and warm fermentation at 30˚C to 32˚C. Minimal handling and filtration is adopted to preserve fruit flavour.

Description

De Bortoli Windy Peak Pinot Noir 2013

Bronze Medal – 2014 National Wine Show of Australia, Gold Medal – 2014 Royal Hobart Wine Show

Region
Yarra Valley

Appearance
Bright medium red with a garnet edge.

Bouquet
Fragrance and perfume of classic Pinot Noir. Red berries, violets, earthy, forest and herbs.

Palate
Textural, elegant flavours of cherry and strawberry. Soft tannins, medium weight, quite a plump style.

Suggested Cuisine
Pan roasted free range chicken with aromatic spices (chilli and fennel).

General Characteristics
Dry / Medium Bodied

Vintage Conditions
Terrific season for ripe aromatic Pinot Noir. Warm early in the season and a cool finish in late February and early March.

Winemaking
Fruit for this blend is grown mainly in Dixons Creek, Tarrawarra and Yarra Glen.The grapes are both hand and machine harvested with a percentage of the hand harvested used for whole bunch inclusion. A combination of winemaking techniques are used to produce a final blend with complexity and balance. These include cold maceration prior to fermentation, inclusion of whole bunches and warm fermentation at 30˚C to 32˚C. Minimal handling and filtration is adopted to preserve fruit flavour.

Wine Analysis
Alc/Vol: 13.0%   pH: 3.46   TA: 6.0g/L

Cellaring
Enjoy now or cellar for the next two to three years.