rock and roll express De Bortoli Yarra Valley Estate Grown Chardonnay 2016
An easy to drink and refreshing wine. Light straw in colour with a fine green edge. Quite fine, hints of white flowers and hazelnut, subtle oak influence. Minerally, textural, nervy, drying phenolics, brioche, length. Suggested with fried dory or flathead with lemon.
Accolades and Awards:
2014 Vintage: 93 Points - Campbell Mattinson, Australian Wine Companion "Flush of sweet pear-like flavour leads straight in to a steely, citrussy finish. Whispers of grapefruit and oatmeal linger about the edges. It's both elegant and delicious."
2013 Vintage: 16.5 Points - Jancis Robinson, jancisrobinson,com "Very beautifully constructed. Great balance and transparency. Just hits the palate with the most lovely balance. More accessible than some but what else could you want from a Chardonnay to drink in 2015? Maybe not dense but delightfully ethereal. I would LOVE to show this blind with some top village white Pulignys."
From the Winery
Grapes sourced from Amphi and Pistol blocks planted in 1994, Melba block planted in 1991 and Drive block planted in 1976. These 4 vineyards consistently produce the finest, most detailed wines from the 13 different Chardonnay plots on the Estate. Vintage conditions were terrific, a mild season with a good balance of flavour, texture and acidity. Quite fine and composed, good natural acidity.
All vineyards are vinified and matured separately. Grapes are hand picked, pressed and allowed to settle overnight. The juice is then racked to older French oak casks (225L, 500L and 5700L) where it undergoes fermentation and maturation. The casks are racked to tank and bottled in November.
Don't Pay: $26.99
WBW Rating: 93/100
Region: Yarra Valley, VIC
Winemaker: Steve Webber
Drink now until: 2021
Alc/Vol: 12.5 %
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