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Deen VAT Series Duriff

Deen VAT Series Duriff

Deen VAT Series Duriff

Deep purple with vibrant red hues. Black plum, fruitcake, hints of liquorice and dark choc notes. The palate is rich and fleshy. Dark fruit and chocolate with hints of Liquorice. Subtle oak and a
defining tannin structure.

Vineyard: Riverina, Heathcote (multiple GIs)

The Riverina fruit for this wine was grown on one of the original Durif plantings by the late Deen De Bortoli on our estate vineyards at Nericon and Bilbul. The Heathcote fruit is sourced from a vineyard situated on the Eastern side of the Mt Camel range on deep, ancient Cambrian soil.

Viticulture

2020 will be regarded as one of the most eventful vintages on record with drought, fire, flood and then a pandemic. Fortunately the smoke did not impact on the fruit in the Riverina or Heathcote regions. A dry winter and early spring resulted in some restriction of growth and yield but which resulted in rich flavours in the Durif. February and March had average temperatures meaning the fruit was picked in good physical condition and ripeness levels.

Vinification

The vineyard is frequently visited during the ripening season, monitoring the fruit for the desired rich flavours and ripe tannins to determine the optimum time to harvest the fruit. The fruit was destemed into our potters and fermented to dryness. Then gently pressed and settled. About 15% remains in stainless tanks unoaked to retain lively fruit freshness whilst the remainder is matured in a combination of new and older American and French oak barrels for 12 months before blending and bottling.

Maturation

About 15% remains in stainless tanks unoaked to retain lively fruit freshness whilst the remainder is matured in a combination of new and older American and French oak barrels for 12 months before blending and bottling.

Food Pairing

Will accompany a char grilled Tomahawk Rib-Eye Steak perfectly or a hearty Lentil and Sweet potato stew.

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The De Bortoli family story is one of determination and triumph that started 90 years ago and is now told, generations later, across Australia.
Our heritage encompasses the universal story of immigrants making good in an adopted land, the rise and rise of the Australian wine industry and the tale of a hardworking and innovative family
who considers good wine, good food and good friends to be among the true pleasures in life.
Today, as a fourth generation enters the family business, De Bortoli is amongst the top wine producers of Australia with vineyards spanning 6 premium wine regions.

Over the past few years we have changed our thinking and our approach to growing grapes and making wine. The change is being driven by both philosophical and pragmatic factors but mostly by our desire to leave a legacy for future generations, an idea with resonance for any family-owned company.

Deen VAT Series Duriff

Producer: Colour: RedGrape: DurifRegion: New South WalesSKU: bortoli08

£13.99 a bottle

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De Bortoli Wines

“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.”

Riverina

Australia’s first vines were planted in New South Wales on the Farm Cove foreshore. The first commercial wine was made there, and the first wine exported to England – by Gregory Blaxland in 1823. Given the size and climate diversity of NSW and its large population, it is surprising that the state does not play a bigger role in Australian wine. It is a state of great contrasts, from the huge, flat expanse of irrigated vineyards in the Riverina area near Griffith to the high uplands of Mudgee in the north. The Hunter Valley is the most recognised region within NSW, famous for its long-lived Semillons and unique styled Shiraz. Riverina is the largest wine-producing region. The more recent viticultural developments are within the regions along the Great Dividing Range: Mudgee, Orange, Cowra, Hilltops etc. There is much promise and interest in the wines now being produced within these regions.

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