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De Bortoli Yarra Valley Reserve Syrah 2010

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De Bortoli Yarra Valley Reserve Syrah 2010

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Varietal:
Other Reds
Vintage:
2010
Alcohol:
13%
Size:
750ml
Region:
Yarra Valley
James Halliday:
94
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Product Description

94 Points "The use of whole bunches in shiraz is becoming 'de rigeur' in the Yarra Valley, and the effect on the bouquet is set to divide opinion; in this instance the sappy, cold tea, Asian spice and red fruit qualities of the wine jump out of the glass, with the palate having an almost pinot-like silkiness and layered character; long and spicy."James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2013, July 2012

95 Points "Serious depth in this wine, but still maintains the medium weight, spice, pepper lift and whack a whole bunch funk that is becoming synonymous with the region's 'Syrah' wines. Brooding core is a portent for future things too. Lots going on."Mike Bennie, Wine 100, April 2012

Region Yarra Valley (Dixons Creek - single site)

Appearance Medium red/garnet.

Bouquet Bright, detailed, perfumed, graphite, mineral, very sexy.

Palate Quite fine, plump, pepper spice, smokey, grainy tannins, unique.

Vintage Conditions The growing season was the end of the four year dry spell. Ripening was still early, perhaps as a result of such a long period of stress. Timely rainfall received in early summer (December and January) gave the vineyard some relief from a dry winter and spring. Conditions for ripening of Syrah were fantastic with warm days, cool nights and good humidity.

Winemaking Fruit was hand harvested from our oldest Syrah vineyard (planted in 1971). The grapes are hand sorted over a triage table to ensure near perfect fruit. A combination of 60% whole bunch and 40% whole berry is tipped into an open fermenter. Some foot plunging at the beginning followed by some remontage and foot plunging toward the end of ferment. 22 days of maceration and fermentation with wild yeast. Pressed, settled overnight and then filled to barrel via gravity. Allowed to mature for 10 months at 16°C. Racked by gravity and filled to bottle without fining or filtration.

Wine Analysis Alc/Vol: 13.0% pH: 3.73 TA: 6.5 g/L

Cellaring This wine will continue to develop beautifully over 10 years if stored correctly.

Suggested Cuisine Spicy home made pork sausages and lentils.

General Characteristics Dry and Medium Bodied

 

 

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