2017 De Bortoli Down the Lane Shiraz Tempranillo

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Step off the sidewalk and venture 'Down The Lane'. Excite your palate with our new savoury pick-me-upper Pinot Grigio Arneis, gluggable Rosé Gris de Gris, fully charged Shiraz Tempranillo and soft and juicy Merlot Durif Shiraz.


Region
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.


Tasting Note
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.


General Characteristics
Dry / Medium bodied


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.


Wine Analysis
Alc: 14.0 %, pH: 3.48, TA: 6.1 g/L


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


Winemaker
Julie Mortlock - DTL

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