Deen De Bortoli was a true visionary in the Australian wine industry, whose mission was to create quality wine for everyone to enjoy. The ‘DEEN’ range is a true reflection of his pursuit and a great tribute to Deen himself.
Vineyards & Winemaking – Fruit is harvested from their own vineyards and a couple of selected growers that produce Botrytis Semillon especially for De Bortoli Wines. March sees the start of the botrytis in the vineyard developing until harvest in early May when desired sugar levels have been achieved. Many passes are taken through the vineyards so harvest can last upto 6 weeks.
Ageing – 70% unoaked, 22% staves and the remainder matured in 2 year old French oak barriques.
Tasting note – Layers of nectarines, quinces, citrus flavours with a subtle hint of nougat nuttiness. Subtle oak interplay adds to the texture and a well balanced acidity gives length and structure to this delicious wine. A wine that can be enjoyed with a lovely selection of cheeses and dried fruits as your dessert or after dinner. It can also be served with an Exotic Fruit Sorbet or Peach Melba.
Please follow this link to see the members of the De Bortoli family talking about the Deen range – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFzhSDzrAO8&feature=emb_title