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 Pinot Noir is typified by perfume, structure, some whole bunch characters and fine tannins.
- VIC - Yarra Valley
Always interesting to see the De Bortoli pinot noirs. It’s been quite a journey.
All the parts of the puzzle are here but they’re still a little jumbled. The won’t remain so for long. It’s briary, peppery and sappy but it’s also silken, cherry-plummed and sinewy with tannin. I like everything I see; I just want to see/drink it again in another year or more. Rating 92 - Campbell Mattinson, Drink 2017 - 2024, Wine Front (FEB/2016)
Winery Tasting Notes
Medium red in colour.
Bright red fruits, lovely Pinot aromatics, hints of whole bunches, complex spice.
Gentle tannins, plump, textural, elegant. Quite fine and composed, good natural acidity.
The wine will continue to develop complexity and interest with good cellaring for 4-6 years.
Best paired with slow roasted duck.