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De Bortoli Windy Peak Pinot Noir Chardonnay Sparkling

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Windy Peak is the 'go to' value wine in the De Bortoli range. This cheeky little sparkling pink shows aromas reminiscent of a big bowl of strawberries and whipped cream on the nose, whilst the palate is light and creamy, with licks of crushed Digestive biscuits, friendly acidity, and a dry, fresh finish. Great value!

Winemaker's Notes

The wine is a multi vintage blend with some components ageing on yeast lees in bottle for up to four years.

Appearance: The wine is bright with a delicate pink tinge.

Nose: A delicate sparkling wine with fragrant strawberry notes.

Palate: The wine shows lovely fruit complexed by creamy biscuity flavours and finishing with crisp acidity.

Food: An ideal aperitif which can also be enjoyed with chilled oysters or antipasto.

Cellaring: Drink now or over the next two years.

De Bortoli Wine Reviews and Accolades

Silver Medal: 2007 Royal Melbourne Wine Show
Silver Medal: 2007 Riverina Wine Show

"A fresh and quite lively fizz with some subtle cherry and strawberry tones. It's slightly pink from the pinot influence. Nice clean crisp finish and value for money." - Ray Jordan's Top 100, The West Australian, 2008

"Complex and creamy with strawberry flavours, integrated biscuity characters and a crisp, clean finish." - Kerry Skinner for the Illawarra Mercury, 2006

"One of the most sophisticated bottles of bubbles under $15, this is an elegant, restrained, savoury sparkling with a gentle salmon hue and a bone dry finish. Don't let the price fool you: this is a wine to pour with salmon and oysters and never nuggets and fries" - 91 Points, Wine Buisness Magazine (WBM), 2009

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De Bortoli Windy Peak Pinot Noir Chardonnay Sparkling

Expert Reviews

James Halliday says
Good mousse, and salmon-pink colour; obvious care in selection of base wine, most from the Yarra Valley; the strawberry fruit notes are, of course, pinot-derived, backed up by citrussy acidity.
To 2010
Australian Wine Companion 2011
Nick Stock says
The striking blushed bronze-pink colour is mesmerising as this sits bubbling away finely in the glass. Bright pinot noir fragrance follows: some red flowers, it's quite savoury, dried red berries and almost chalky minerals. The palate rolls out ripe fruits, sweeter pinot noir flavours here, more dried red berries and fragrant lift through the finish, fanning out and up. Good balance and a more forward, easy-drinking style.
Good Australian Wine Guide 2009
Max Allen & Peter Forrestal says
While the colour is light pink, the wine shows hints of strawberries, a touch of sweetness and a clean, fresh finish.
Quaff 2004
Peter Forrestal says
"From De Bortoli's Victorian range comes a very good bubbly: delicate pink tinge (what the wine buffs used to call 'partridge eye'), hint of raspberry, lively flavours, creamy texture, crisp zingy finish. For the fun times."
Quaff 2005
Lighter style. Some strawberry lolly-like aromas and complex, yeasty flavours.
WINESTATE Volume 34 (2011)

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