King Valley prosecco is truly thriving in it's adopted home. This beauty from De Bortoli delivers flavours of fresh apple, delicate pear and lemon pith. Texturally it offers some creaminess with fine effervescence, finishing crisp and dry. Crack open a bottle and enjoy with friends, or perhaps mix up a bellini?
Ray Jordan, West Weekend Magazine "This lively little drink is sourced from quality fruit on the cool slopes of the King Valley in Victoria. It's crisp and spritzy with a little apple and pear character on the nose. The palate has a nice clean purity with a fresh floral character. Subtle red-fruit confectionery character in the background adds depth. Nice with fresh fruit."
Chris Shanahan, Goodfood.com.au "Prosecco, a neutral-flavoured northern Italian grape, makes light, pleasantly tart sparkling wines. For most in the market, the flavour might politely be called "subtle". But that's a virtue in a wine loved for its liveliness, tickly bubbles, fresh, cleansing finish and ability to slip down almost unnoticed. The De Bortoli family sources theirs from Victoria's King Valley. They use early picked grapes and make the wine protectively in stainless steel tanks where it undergoes both a primary fermentation then, after blending, a secondary fermentation to produce the bubbles."
From the Winery
The King Valley is Australia’s natural home for Prosecco. Many families originated from Northern Italy where the Prosecco grapes are indigenous. Ideal climate and breathtaking scenery at the base of Victoria’s snowfields.
Fruit is harvested in the cool of night to achieve a balance of fruit freshness and acidity. The wine is pressed and racked to stainless vats for fermentation. The wine is blended and the all important secondary fermentation begins that gives the final bubbles. This second fermentation gives creaminess and texture to the blend, before it is transferred under pressure, complete with bubbles, to bottle.
Analysis pH 3.05 TA 6.3g/L RS 16g/L (Brut)
Don't Pay: $20.00
WBW Rating: 93/100
Closure: Cork & Twist
Region: King Valley, VIC
Winemaker: Julie Mortlock
Drink now until: 2018
Alc/Vol: 11.5 %
*Free delivery Australia-wide for 12+ 750ml bottles of wine.
Wine Box Warehouse ABN 18123750642. Liquor Licence No. 36120654 / 36104331
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