Deen De Bortoli created his Vat Series with the idea of developing a range of delicious, full-flavoured wines at an affordable price. Deen personally selected the blends and chalked the numbers on the vats to identify them. The Vat Series includes traditional varietal wines and also wines made from interesting, newer varieties to Australia.
Fruit was sourced from predominately one vineyard near Leeton in the Riverina region that was planted in 1999. Grown on a single wire trellis with the soil a brown clay loam. The fruit was machine harvested in the early morning whilst still mild conditions.
100% Malolactic fermentation, fruit was cold soaked and fermented at 22-25C for an average of 7 days.
Deep purple with crimson red hue. Rich red currant, cherry and blueberries complemented by fine textured tannins and chocolatey/slightly spicy oak.
Roast pork with blackcurrant sauce, lamb ribs or enjoy with a cheese platter.
Riverina, New South Wales