2016 De Bortoli Deen Vat Series 5 Botrytis Semillon
VARIETY 100% Semillon
REGION Riverina 100% Riverina
VINEYARD Just before Deen De Bortoli passed away in 2003 he planted the Chancy Semillon vineyard specifically for the production of Botrytis Semillon wines. The fruit for this wine was sourced from it, so it is appropriate that we name this wine after a man that had such great vision for the company.
VINTAGE CONDITIONS Summer rains initiated the botrytis early, then a dry March held the progress in check until showers and foggy morning during April provided ideal conditions for the botrytis to works its magic on the fruit in the vineyard. Harvest took place mid May when the botrytis and sweetness levels were in unison to make a sweet white table wine.
WINEMAKING A wonderful way to end a meal with a glass of Deen De Bortoli Botrytis Semillon and Biscotti, Trifle or a Eton Mess, not forgetting a fresh and dried fruit and cheese platter. Can also be a tasty apertif to enjoy among friends and family.
WINE ANALYSIS Alc: 9.8%, pH: 3.4, TA: 8.4 g/L
CELLARING A wine for the ages, enjoy now or watch it evolve and mature over the nest 10-15 years.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Vegetarian
Food Match This fruit driven style matches well with: Creamy Desserts - panacotta; trifle Fruity Desserts - poached pears and mascarpone cream; lemon tart Cheese Plates - blue and washed rind cheeses, fig or dried fruits