De Bortoli Yarra Valley Estate Grown Sauvignon 2006

External Review by CoolVines:

The 2006 vintage featured a warm summer following good spring rainfall, mild with dry conditions continuing until late in the season. This allowed the grapes to reach balanced maturity before being hand-harvested and hand-sorted ensuring only the best quality fruit. The Yarra Valley has a rich history of premium wine production dating back 150 years. The region with its well structured soils and relatively cool climate, (it is cooler than Bordeaux and slightly warmer than Burgundy) is ideally suited for viticulture. This is where Leanne De Bortoli's award winning winemaker husband Steve Webber and his team craft exquisite wines made from classic varieties Chardonnay, Sauvignon, Viognier, Shiraz, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon. Yarra Valley Estate Grown wines are sourced from the De Bortoli family estate at Dixon's Creek in the Yarra Valley. The mature, low yielding vines deliver exceptional fruit quality to the winery. This is preserved throughout the winemaking process with gentle, low intervention techniques to produce wine with varietal detail and purity reflective of site and season. The idea is to create wine with a 'sense of place.'.

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De Bortoli Wines Pty Ltd:
De Bortoli Wines is a third generation family wine company established by Vittorio and Giuseppina De Bortoli in 1928. The couple emigrated to Australia from Northern Italy, from mountain villages at the foothills of the Italian Alps, near the historic town of Asolo. Their son, the energetic and dynamic Deen De Bortoli, (b 1936 – d 2003) expanded and consolidated the business created by... Read more
De Bortoli Wines is a third generation family wine company established by Vittorio and Giuseppina De Bortoli in 1928. The couple emigrated to Australia from Northern Italy, from mountain villages at the foothills of the Italian Alps, near the historic town of Asolo. Their son, the energetic and dynamic Deen De Bortoli, (b 1936 – d 2003) expanded and consolidated the business created by his parents. Deen's children established De Bortoli's reputation for premium wine including icon dessert wine Noble One and the Yarra Valley wines. Italian family values passed down from Vittorio remain core values, there is a culture of hard work, generosity of spirit and of sharing good food, good wine and good times with family and friends. Below is a video of the De Bortoli family taken as part of the Australia's First Families of Wine joint marketing initiative which involves some of Australia's oldest and most respected wine families. Read less

External Reviews for De Bortoli Yarra Valley Estate Grown Sauvignon

External Review
Source: CoolVines
03/23/2009

The 2006 vintage featured a warm summer following good spring rainfall, mild with dry conditions continuing until late in the season. This allowed the grapes to reach balanced maturity before being hand-harvested and hand-sorted ensuring only the best quality fruit. The Yarra Valley has a rich history of premium wine production dating back 150 years. The region with its well structured soils and relatively cool climate, (it is cooler than Bordeaux and slightly warmer than Burgundy) is ideally suited for viticulture. This is where Leanne De Bortoli's award winning winemaker husband Steve Webber and his team craft exquisite wines made from classic varieties Chardonnay, Sauvignon, Viognier, Shiraz, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon. Yarra Valley Estate Grown wines are sourced from the De Bortoli family estate at Dixon's Creek in the Yarra Valley. The mature, low yielding vines deliver exceptional fruit quality to the winery. This is preserved throughout the winemaking process with gentle, low intervention techniques to produce wine with varietal detail and purity reflective of site and season. The idea is to create wine with a 'sense of place.'.




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