Bouquet Lively floral aromas and fresh green herbs give way to citrus and tropical characters.
Palate Fruit-driven palate with nettle and green melon notes that finish with a silky soft texture.
Vintage Conditions 2011 was a very difficult vintage with some of the largest rainfalls recorded in a growing season. However, the summer ripening period was cooler because of this rainfall. This led to long ripening periods and great flavour and acid balance, rarely seen in the Riverina region.
Winemaking 53% of the fruit is from De Bortoli cool climate vineyard in the King Valley. The other 47% is from four select old vineyards in the Riverina. Winemaking techniques included fermentation at elevated temperatures and fermentation with solids. These techniques improve texture and softness without sacrificing varietal expression. Wine was left on yeast lees ‘Sur lie’ for 3 month prior to blending.