2017 De Bortoli The Estate Vineyard Dixons Creek Pinot Noir

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Elegant, hand crafted wines that reflect the unique characters of the De Bortoli Winery Estate, Dixons Creek, Yarra Valley. Mature vines, minimal handling, thoughtful winemaking. Exceptional quality with a distinct sense of place. The Estate Vineyard replaces Estate Grown.

Yarra Valley

The Estate Vineyard at Dixons Creek. The average vine age is 27 years. MV6, 667 and 777 Clones.

Late season, lots of perfume and charm, small crops and good fruit concentration.

Tasting Note
Medium dark in colour. Alluring red fruit aromatics, charcuterie and spice. Elegant, plump, minerally, fine tannin, soft acidity.

Suggested Cuisine
Charcoal grilled Peri Peri chicken.

General Characteristics
Medium Dry / Medium bodied

Fruit was hand harvested and hand sorted. A combination of whole berry
and whole bunch (~15%) is tipped into open fermenters. Then 15-18
days of maceration and fermentation with wild yeast. The wine is then
pressed, settled overnight and filled to barrel by gravity. Allowed to
mature for 9 months at 16°C in 225L French casks.

Wine Analysis
Alc/Vol: 13.3% pH: 3.61 TA: 6.0 g/L

The wine will continue to develop
complexity and interest with good
cellaring for 4-6 years.

Steve Webber