De Bortoli Yarra Valley Estate Grown Chardonnay 2013

$75.00

Winemaking


All vineyards are vinified and matured separately. Grapes are hand picked, pressed and allowed to settle overnight. The juice is then racked to older French oak casks (225L, 500L and 5700L) where it undergoes fermentation and maturation. The casks are racked to tank and bottled in late December.

Description

De Bortoli Yarra Valley Estate Grown Chardonnay 2013

Gold Medal – 2014 International Wine Challenge Tranche 2 (2012), Silver Medal – 2014 Melbourne Wine Show (2013)

Region


Yarra Valley

Vineyards

Drive block planted in 1975, Melba block planted in 1991, Amphi and Pistol blocks planted in 1994. 
These 4 vineyards consistently produce the finest, most detailed wines from the 13 different Chardonnay plots on the Estate.

Wine Style

a fine composed style, often quite nutty and creamy. Oak casks are used for texture and feel rather than for any obvious oak flavour.

Appearance


Light straw with a green edge.

Bouquet


Bright, complex, hints of grapefruit, hazelnut, subtle oak aromas

Palate


Fine, minerally, textural, drying phenolics, creamy flavours.

Suggested Cuisine


Fried/grilled John Dory or Flathead with fries and lemon.

General Character

Dry style, textural, food wine.

Season

A low cropping warmer season with a gentle balance of flavour, texture and acidity. Quite fine and composed considering the relatively warm February.

Winemaking


All vineyards are vinified and matured separately. Grapes are hand picked, pressed and allowed to settle overnight. The juice is then racked to older French oak casks (225L, 500L and 5700L) where it undergoes fermentation and maturation. The casks are racked to tank and bottled in late December.

Wine Analysis


Alc/Vol: 13%, pH: 3.28 TA: 6.0 g/L

Cellaring


The wine will continue to develop complexity and interest with good cellaring for five to eight years.