2018 De Bortoli The Estate Vineyard Yarra Valley Pinot Blanc

2018 De Bortoli The Estate Vineyard Yarra Valley Pinot Blanc

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Expert Reviews

96 Points - David Bicknell - Halliday's Wine CompanionA fascinating, lesser seen, varietal and while it’s been made in old vats and aged on lees, it smells just like a spiced pear and roquette salad. Green pears and peppery leaves, limey citrus acidity, delicacy, texture and length.
95 Points - Nick Butler - The Real ReviewAs green as it is yellow - impressive in the glass. Cinnamon, white pears and seaspray - a complex bouquet. The aromatics translate directly to the palate, with a touch of white pepper adding further to its charm. It's balance is impeccable. Everything in its right place
91 Points - Campbell Mattinson - The Wine FrontDe Bortoli put pinot blanc into its Dixons Creek/Yarra Valley vineyard in 2011 and 2013. This release was hand-picked and fermented in old oak. Freshness, energy, elegance. Apple, citrus, slate and florals. It’s a refreshing wine, just-textural, painted in water colours. Here’s the word: suggestive. It suggests at a lot of things without trying too hard to really nail them. It means that it’s a pretty easy wine to spend time with; it doesn’t wear you out.

Tech stuff

12.5
Yarra Valley
2018
Screw Cap
Cellar to 2021
750ml

Light

Full

How's it taste?

A wonderfully elegant example of a classic Alsatian variety. Freshly cut green apple and pear fruit aromas, with white blossom floral notes, and a hint of steely minerality. The palate is light and delicate with a great balance of acidity, depth of flavour and subtle texture. Refined and understated.

How was it made?

Hand picked, gently pressed and allowed to settle overnight. The juice is racked to older French oak casks to ferment and mature over 5 months. The lees are stirred intermittently for creaminess and texture.

Who made it?

One of Australia's more dynamic family wine businesses, De Bortoli wines is now in it's third generation, having been first established by Vittorio and Giuseppina De Bortoli in 1928 with the business then driven by their son Deen De Bortoli and now third generation Darren De Bortoli alongside his sister Leanne and her husband, De Bortoli Chief Winemaker Steve Webber. De Bortoli wines has been historically based at Bilbul (near Griffith) in the NSW Riverina, but more recently they have expanded into the Yarra Valley (where Leanne and Steve Webber are based), the Hunter Valley and also into Victoria's King Valley. The emphasis in all of the vineyards has always been upon innovation, with De Bortoli credited with the creation of Australia's most famous dessert wine, the Noble One. The De Bortoli winemaking philosophy is that great wine begins in the vineyard. Their belief is that sustainable vineyard practices will deliver exceptional fruit quality to the winery as well as real environmental benefits. With a focus on careful site selection, vine maturity, high input viticulture and a move towards biological farming principles, De Bortoli Wines are also focusing more and more on single vineyard wines and the expression of specific terroir through their wine. In the winery, minimal (more...)

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