De Bortoli Down the Lane Shiraz Tempranillo 2017 (6 x 750mL) Heathcote

Season - A cool spring with plenty of rain followed by a mild summer made for a late start to vintage under sunny skies and cool nights. These conditions made for full flavour ripeness with great natural acidity.

Winemaking - The Shiraz was harvested mid April whilst the Tempranillo fruit was picked earlier in March when each variety had reached maturity and were full of flavour. They were then fermented separately on skins for 7-10 days to allow the full extraction of flavour, colour and tannin.

Overview

Season - A cool spring with plenty of rain followed by a mild summer made for a late start to vintage under sunny skies and cool nights. These conditions made for full flavour ripeness with great natural acidity.

Winemaking - The Shiraz was harvested mid April whilst the Tempranillo fruit was picked earlier in March when each variety had reached maturity and were full of flavour. They were then fermented separately on skins for 7-10 days to allow the full extraction of flavour, colour and tannin.

Region:
VIC - Heathcote
State:
Victoria
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Unexpectedly rich and layered, with mouthfilling red and blue fruits suspended in a fine network of ripe, rounded tannins Frustrating not knowing its price.

Rating Rating: 93/100 James Halliday Wine Companion 2019 August 2018

Winery Tasting Notes

Flavours that work wonderfully well together, the spices and red fruit from the Shiraz and the savoury notes from the Tempranillo. As a nod to the Spanish hertiage of the Tempranillo, enjoy with a paella or tapas.

Cellaring Enjoy now or cellar for next 2-3 years.

Medals & Trophies

Silver Medals

2018 China Wine and Spirits Awards

2018 Cowra Wine Show

2018 Sydney Royal Wine Show

Bronze Medals

2018 Cairns Show Wine Awards

2018 Royal Queensland Food and Wine Show

2017 Royal Hobart Wine Show