2013 De Bortoli Db Chardonnay

Tasting Note Elegant, crisp and plenty of pizzazz. Pear, stonefruit, hints of cashew and a minerally zing. General Characteristics Dry / Medium Bodied Suggested Cuisine Chicken, seafood, creamy pasta dishes. Or scan the QR code for a great recipe idea. Vintage Conditions 2013 saw low rainfall in Spring with January being quite dry and warm. The dry weather allowed fruit to reach optimum ripeness with good balance of acidity and flavour. Some light showers fell in late February which help to freshen the fruit and enhance quality. Winemaking Healthy balanced vineyards profiling stone fruits and a natural acidity were chosen for this wine. This wine was fermented cool over a two week period. Selected parcels were fermented with the inclusion of French oak staves. Once fermentation was complete, exceptional wines were matured on fine yeast lees over four months to build palate weight. Cellaring Enjoy now or cellar up to three years. [+]