De Bortoli `Sacred Hill` Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2011 (12 x 750mL), NSW.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049
$5.90 per Bottle
$70.80 per case
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Overview

Sacred Hill varietal wines are made at our Bilbul winery in the Riverina. This affordable range continues to impress with its amazing quality and value.

Zesty palate of lime and lemon with passionfruit and gooseberry notes on the lengthy finish.

Region:
NSW - Other New South Wales
State:
New South Wales
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

"Pale straw-green; the bouquet is expressive, with some lemon blossom, the palate with more intensity than others in this price bracket, with citrus and gooseberry fruit, and a clean finish."

Rating 90 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2013(JUL/2012)

Looking for the perfect Christmas party wine? Look no further. This is a crisp, fresh and easy-to-drink wine at a bargain price and one that made James Halliday's Top 100 to boot. No one can complain about the value here. This is an attractive young blend of semillon and sauvignon blanc, rather drier than most whites in this price bracket, with citrus, stone fruit and grassy flavours and some refreshing acidity. A wine for quaffing rather than analysing. It would be good with seafood dishes, summer salads or spicy Thai dishes."

Winsor Dobbin, The Sunday Examiner Magazine(DEC/2011)

"The isolation of a naturally occuring yeast that intensifies the aroma and flavour of sauvignon blanc is widely used here and abroad, but has been of particular value for warm regions. Pale straw-green; the bouquet is expressive, with some lemon blossom, the palate with more intensity than others in this price bracket, with citrus and gooseberry fruit, and a clean finish."

Rating 90 - James Halliday, The Weekend Australian Magazine(NOV2011)

"There are some wines out there which are just punching well above their weight and this is one of them. Let’s face it, this is a $5 bottle of wine – you pay more for a bottle of water these days. And yet it drinks like a much more

expensive wine. It has lovely, lemony, citrus flavours and a fresh, crisp finish which makes it an extremely drinkable wine and an absolute hit for the bargain hunters. Goes well with seafood and salad."

Rating 8/10 - Discernibly above averageCameron Best, Geelong Advertiser (OCT/2011)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Silver straw with green edges.

Aroma

Clean citrus with herbaceous hints.

Palate

Upfront is a zesty palate of lime and lemon which rounds slightly to passionfruit and gooseberry notes on the lengthy finish.

Cellaring Potential

Drink now and for the next 3 years.

Food Matching

Spicy San Choy Bau. Scallops with ginger, chilli and lime.

Medals & Trophies

Silver Medal

Adelaide Wine Show 2011

Australian Inland Wine Show 2011

Bronze Medal

Brisbane Wine Show 2012

Cairns Wine Show 2012

Melbourne Wine Show 2011

Vintage
2011
Region
NSW - Other New South Wales
Grape Style
Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
11.1%

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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