De Bortoli Windy Peak Shiraz 2013

$52.00

Winemaking
Fruit is sourced from carefully selected parcels of Shiraz grown on the red volcanic soils of Northern Heathcote. Fruit is harvested at 14.0-14.5 baume to achieve a balance of fruit ripeness and balanced acidity. Grapes are destemmed and crushed into both static and rotary fermenters. The resultant wine is then fermented for up to two weeks on skins prior to pressing and racking.  A third of the blend is matured for 5 months in older casks and the remainder stays in tank for freshness and brightness.

 

Description

De Bortoli Windy Peak Shiraz 2013

WS 90 points, Gold Medal – 2014 Berlin Wein Trophy – Germany

Region
Heathcote

Appearance
Deep, youthful purple colour.

Bouquet
Ripe dark fruit aromas with fragrance, spice, mulberry and black pepper.

Palate
Full flavours of dark plum and fruit cake. Gently layered with soft acidity and fine grained tannins.

Suggested Cuisine
Braised porterhouse steak.

General Characteristics
Dry / Medium Bodied

Vintage Conditions
A terrific season in Heathcote with warm, dry conditions and balanced crops.

Winemaking
Fruit is sourced from carefully selected parcels of Shiraz grown on the red volcanic soils of Northern Heathcote. Fruit is harvested at 14.0-14.5 baume to achieve a balance of fruit ripeness and balanced acidity. Grapes are destemmed and crushed into both static and rotary fermenters. The resultant wine is then fermented for up to two weeks on skins prior to pressing and racking.  A third of the blend is matured for 5 months in older casks and the remainder stays in tank for freshness and brightness.

Wine Analysis
Alc/Vol: 14.5% pH: 3.70 TA: 5.7g/L

Cellaring
Terrific now or enjoy over the next four to six years.