De Bortoli Yarra Valley Estate Grown Pinot Noir 2013

$75.00

Winemaking
Fruit was hand harvested and hand sorted over a sorting table. A combination of 80% whole berry and 20% whole bunch is tipped into open fermenters. 18-22 days of maceration and fermentation with wild yeast.  Pressed, settled overnight and then filled to barrel by gravity. Allowed to mature for nine months at 16°C in 225L French casks.

 

Description

De Bortoli Yarra Valley Estate Grown Pinot Noir 2013

Gold Medal – 2013 San Francisco Wine Competition USA, Silver Medal – 2014 National Wine Show of Australia

Region
Yarra Valley

Vineyards
Several estate vineyards including A1 and A2 planted in 1987, A6 planted in 1999, 777 Clone from A3, A3 and A5 planted in 1971 and B6 planted in 1994.

Wine Style
Typical estate style with perfume, structure, some whole bunch characters and soft tannins.

Appearance
Medium red.

Bouquet
Bright fruit, aromatic, whole bunch, complex, red fruits, spice.

Palate
Gentle tannins, plump, richly textured, long and fine.

Suggested Cuisine
Roast duck.

General Characteristics
Dry / Medium Bodied

Season
A low cropping warmer season with gentle aromatics, plumpness and charm.

Winemaking
Fruit was hand harvested and hand sorted over a sorting table. A combination of 80% whole berry and 20% whole bunch is tipped into open fermenters. 18-22 days of maceration and fermentation with wild yeast.  Pressed, settled overnight and then filled to barrel by gravity. Allowed to mature for nine months at 16°C in 225L French casks.

Wine Analysis
Alc/Vol: 13.0% pH: 3.69  TA: 6.2 g/L

Cellaring
Will continue to develop complexity and interest for four to six years in a good cellar.