Hold up. News has just come in that this magical wine scored 95pts at both the James Halliday Chardonnay Challenge and the Yarra Valley Wine Show. Chardonnay with this kind of bling at this price simply doesn’t exist...until now. With all the critics singing its praises, it’s vying for the position of the Yarra Valley’s, and possibly Australia’s, best value chardonnay. Grab it quick before it vanishes. Abracadabra.
A fantasy of citrus florals, white peaches and pears play with subtle notes of nutty oak. Light-footed and spritely, the palate is gently textured and savoury with stone fruits and hints of nuts. Sourced from some of the Estate’s and their growers’ best vineyards, the fruit was brought to life with trademark precision in a wine with focus, texture and complexity.
De Bortoli are an established family with an enviable reputation for crafting beautiful vino and some of Australia’s most iconic drops. These guys arrived in Australia in the 1920s and the wine industry has been the better for it ever since. They’ve been at the forefront of enabling wine lovers the world over to drink great wine and share good times. And this magical vino encapsulates their integrity and generosity perfectly. Prepare to be enchanted.
It’s cool, we get it, you want to know absolutely everything about this wine. Well here you go, go nuts.
- Yarra Valley
- Alcohol by Vol.
- Bottle Vol
- Blend Info
- Serving Temp.
De Bortoli Wines
Established in 1987, De Bortoli wines has a rich family history that goes back almost six decades when founder Vittorio De Bortoli made his first batch of Shiraz for family and friends in 1928. Originating in Bilbul (Riverina region of southern NSW), it has expanded into the Yarra, King and Hunter Valleys with much success. Proudly remaining in the hands of the third-generation of De Bortoli's, today the winery's operations is overseen by the Leanne and winemaker husband Steve Webber. Focused on producing expressive wines that are first-class in quality and good value for money, the winemaking philosophy is focused on the belief that 'great wine begins in the vineyard' - from adapting sustainable vineyard practices and practicing minimal intervention, the results speak for themselves with a never-ending list of accolades and enviable reputation to match. There's no doubt that two things reign supreme at De Bortoli which have led to their continued success: family and wine. After all, it all began with 15 tonnes of black Shiraz grapes...
With a history spanning over 175 years, there's no doubt that Yarra Valley is one of Australia's most celebrated cool climate wine regions. Victoria's first wine growing district and today home to over 80 wineries specialising in Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Shiraz and some of our country's best sparkling wines. With stunning hillside, lush greenery, vast space and an enviable climate - it's no wonder that medals, trophies and coveted points are plentiful here.
The rules are there ain’t no rules, but here are some foods we think will work pretty well with this wine...
Lemon garlic prawns with linguine
- 500g pkt dried linguine
- 30g butter
- 1/4 cup (60ml) olive oil
- 800g medium green prawns, peeled (tails intact), deveined
- 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup (125ml) lemon juice
- 3 tsp finely grated lemon rind
- 1 tbs lemon thyme leaves
- 1 tsp caster sugar
- 100g baby spinach
- Cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling salted water until al dente. Drain.
- Meanwhile, heat butter and 1 tbs oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add prawns and garlic and cook, tossing, for 3-4 minutes or until prawns are just cooked through.
- Whisk lemon juice, lemon rind, lemon thyme, remaining 2 tbs oil and sugar together in a small bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add lemon dressing to prawns, followed by drained pasta and spinach, then toss well to combine. Serve immediately.
The wines we remember are about the moments. The people, the places. That’s life. Here are some ideas...