Vineyards include the Chauncy block of Semillon, which was the last vineyard of Semillon for Botrytis that Deen De Bortoli planted before his passing. Also the Cercone block of Botrytis Semillon, which is one of the original blocks used for Noble One.
Harvest took place in May following an excellent growing season with rain during Summer initiating the Botrytis in the vineyard but a dry March allowed the fruit to hold status quo in Botrytis development. Showers during April along with some foggy mornings provided ideal conditions for the Botrytis infection to escalate until the combination of flavour and sweetness were most favourable for harvest to begin.
Pale golden in colour with an explosion of stone fruits and citrus. Layers of nuttiness and soft vanillin, backed with a refreshing acidity to create wine of harmony and elegance.
Knowing the history we have with each vineyard, we then harvest, ferment and mature each separately to capture the nucleus of flavours each of them produce. When blended together they enhance and sculpt the personality of the wine we know as Noble One.
Alc/vol: 11.5%, ph: 3.52, TA: 8.5 g/L
A wine for the ages, can be enjoyed now and will keep evolving over the coming decades.