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2015 De Bortoli Deen Vat 6 Verdelho

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Verdelho is usually the Hunter Valley's cellar door 'cash cow', but now the Riverina is having a crack. This value offering from De Bortoli shows aromas of melons, citrus and subtle florals, with just a sniff of toasty oak. The palate is light, bright and crisp with a tropical fruit centre, a touch of dairy, and a soft finish. It's made for quaffing on an everyday basis.

Winemaker's Notes

Appearance: Light straw with lovely green hues.

Bouquet: Awash with fruit, spice and herb.

Palate: Melon and lime up front which morphs into a rich creamy palate which lingers.

Vintage conditions: Good winter rains followed by a warm growing season lead to good yields of fruit. A hot beginning to the harvest period accelerated the ripening with frantic harvesting ensuing to pick the fruit with the ideal flavour spectrum.

Winemaking: Winemaker selected single vineyard. The juice was fermented warm to create a rich wine, this combined with 10 months on lees to bring texture and complexity to the abundant fruit.

Cellaring: This wine will develop in the bottle over the next 3 to 4 years.

Food match: These lighter style whites have a touch of zest and herbaceous characters, they match well with:
Cooked seafood - seafood pastas and salads; grilled prawns; fish and chips; scallops
Vegetables - roast pumpkin with goats cheese; stuffed capsicum; vegetarian pastas

Additional information: Suitable for Vegans and Vegetarians.

Alc/vol: 13.5%

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2015 De Bortoli Deen Vat 6 Verdelho

Expert Reviews

Tyson Stelzer (2010 Vintage) says
Say what you will about verdelho and sub-$15 wines but there’s a fresh purity to the honeydew bouquet and crunchy nashi pear palate of this little bargain. It’s dry, textural and just the thing to kick off proceedings with DIY Asian finger foods
Wine Taste - Edition 26 2011
90
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Punches above its weight, with positive tropical fruit aromas and flavours on a generous palate.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
87
Tyson Stelzer (2007 Vintage) says
"Wines like this are setting a new standard for entry-level whites. Gone are the days of heavy, sweet, confected manifestations. Welcome to a new era in which earlier picking and higher cropping produce lively, fresh lemon flavours, and old barrel action creates textural structure and a persistent finish."
WBM100, 2007
90
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
83
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
85

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