De Bortoli `Gulf Station` Pinot Noir 2012 (6 x 750mL), Yarra Valley, VIC.

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$101.40 per pack
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Overview

Gulf Station is the original pastoral holding of the Bell family who settled the Yarra Valley in 1864. The site of the De Bortoli Winery was known as the 'Summer Paddock'. It had a large dam, held green pasture throughout the dry summer months and was a cool place to be seen drinking premium Yarra Valley wine.

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

Expert Reviews

"A wonderful expression of Yarra Valley pinot noir from one of the region's best producers. Sour cherry and vanillin oak aromas with a little confectionery sweetness. The palate is light bodied. Fine tannins and perfect oak influence create a refined palate to a long finish."91 Points - Ray Jordan, The West Australian, July 2014

"Gulf Station pinot noir from a decent year; almost always a good combination.

This release is in good voice. It’s not stellar but the value is still high. It tastes of cherry and boysenberry and mint and has a juicy, lively feel to it. It’s dry and well shaped but is easy to enjoy. Spot on, would be the simplest way to describe it." Rating 90 - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front, September 2014

"Good colour, bright and clear; there is an unexpected degree of tannin structure, and an allied touch of forest floor running parallel with the dark fruits of the mid-palate; needs to loosen its grip on the slightly dry finish."89 Points - James Halliday, James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2015, July 2014

"A delicate pinot, yet with serious style. Slight oak and redcurrant on the nose. Fine, elegant and silky on the palate with a long ?nish. A pinot that will age well."

Rob Geddes MW, Drinks Trade, July 2014

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Bright and medium red with a garnet edge.

Aroma

Perfumed sweet red fruits, violets and slightly wild.

Palate

Textural and elegant showing flavours of red and black cherries. Fine tannins, hints of sweet oak, plush finish.

Food Matching

Confit of duck and a large Pinot glass.

Cellaring

Enjoy now or cellar for three to five years.

Vintage
2012
Region
VIC - Yarra Valley
Grape Style
Pinot Noir
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13%

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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