De Bortoli `Estate Grown` Sauvignon Blanc 2011 (6 x 750mL), Yarra Valley.

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Overview

Yarra Valley Estate Grown wines are sourced from the De Bortoli family vineyards at Dixon’s Creek in the cool-climate Yarra Valley. The mature, low yielding vines deliver exceptional quality fruit to the winery. This is preserved during winemaking with gentle, low intervention techniques to produce wine with varietal detail and purity. The idea is to create wine with a ‘sense of place’.

Creamy and elegant. Fine slatey flavours with good length and texture.

Region:
VIC - Yarra Valley
State:
Victoria
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

"2011 was a season that played into the hands of aromatic varieties in the Yarra, drawing a Sancerre-like restraint from De Bortoli’s sauvignon, and charging it with electric vibrancy and great longevity. Grapefruit and lime are the themes here, underlined by struck flint and nutty lees complexity, thanks to wild fermentation, plenty of lees work and full malolactic fermentation in old oak casks. The result is deeply textural, finely mineral and magnificently persistent. " Rating 95 - Tyson Stelzer, Wine Tatse Weekly, July 2013

"A modern Sancerre-like style with smoky, wild and heady aromas of gooseberry and passionfruit with exotic notes of minerals and oyster shell plus a light herbaceousness. Deeply flavoured, its long and slately, with assertive, rather wild and woolly complexity culminating in a finely balanced, savoury and rather briny finish wrapped in a refreshing acidity. Worlds apart from Oyster Bay." 93 Points Jeremy Oliver, The Australian Wine Annual 2014, November 2013

"Another beauty: piercing lime scented and deep. Nettle, tangerine – a sniff of gruyere pong. Creamy peel on the tongue and flavours that get between the teeth, yet gentle and easy to close."95 Points - Tim White, Financial Review, July 2013

"It takes a rare talent to capture sauvignon's most zesty lime character without a hint of green pea, asparagus or capsicum in a freakishly cold vintage like '11. De Bortoli have pulled it off with impressive precision, crisp purity and even longevity. A tense acid backbone supports a fine, mineral structure of grapefruit-pith-like texture."94 Points - James Halliday, James Halliday Australian Wine Companion, July 2013

"When compared to their elegant pinot noir, chardonnay and shiraz, the aromatic wines of De Bortoli fly low under the radar. This comes from two different sites on De Bortoli’s Dixons Creek estate vineyard and it’s a complex wine, that’s for sure. A rich, vibrant palate is loaded with smoky oak, grassy, tropical fruits. Driving flavour and acid, with smooth texture and mineral notes lead to classic sauvignon gooseberry characters on the finish."4.5 Stars - Ben Thomas, Weekly Review, March 2013

"...Webber intentionally muted the varietal character and added texture (and funky character) by fermenting and maturing the wine on yeast lees in the old oak barrels. The wine remains clearly varietal - but the barrel work adds a literally mouth-watering dimension." 4 Stars - Chris Shanahan, Canberra Times, December 2012

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Pale straw with hints of green.

Aroma

Nuance of Sauvignon - minerally and a bit funky.

Palate

Creamy and elegant. Fine slatey flavours with good length and texture.

Food Matching

Cold freshly shucked oysters.

Cellaring Potential

Enjoy now or over the next three to five years in a good cellar.

Medals & Trophies

Silver Medal, Victorian Wine Show 2012

Vintage
2011
Region
VIC - Yarra Valley
Grape Style
Sauvignon Blanc
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
12%

Winery Profile

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De Bortoli Wines is a third generation family wine company established by Vittorio and Giuseppina De Bortoli in 1928. The couple emigrated to Australia from Northern Italy, from mountain villages at the foothills of the Italian Alps, near the historic town of Asolo.

Their son, the energetic and dynamic Deen De Bortoli, (b 1936 – d 2003) expanded and consolidated the business created by his parents. Deen's children established De Bortoli's reputation for premium wine including icon dessert wine Noble One and the Yarra Valley wines.

Italian family values passed down from Vittorio remain core values, there is a culture of hard work, generosity of spirit and of sharing good food, good wine and good times with family and friends.

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