Estate Grown wines are sourced from the De Bortoli owned vineyard at Dixons Creek in the northern section of the Yarra Valley. The grapes are picked from separate sites on the estate, with the first vines planted in 1971. This 200 ha vineyard is nestled into the western slopes facing mainly east and are carefully laid out to match variety and winestyle.
The Estate Grown Chardonnay has drive but is still quite a fine style. They try to achieve nuance of variety without losing sight of the vineyard characteristics or season. The wines are dry, nutty, slightly creamy and quite textural.
- VIC - Yarra Valley
Winery Tasting Notes
Light straw with a green edge.
Bright, complex, hints of citrus, hazelnut, subtle oak.
Fine, minerally, textural, drying phenolics, creamy flavours. A terrific mild season with a good balance of flavour, texture and acidity. Quite fine and composed, good natural acidity.
The wine will continue to develop complexity and interest with good cellaring for 5-10 years.
Best with fried John Dory or Flathead with fries and lemon.