De Bortoli ‘Windy Peak’ Victoria Pinot Noir
The ‘Windy Peak’ is a collection of estate-grown only wines from the De Bortoli family; it means that it comes from vineyards owned by the estate & cultivated fully by our own team, rather than buying grapes from growers. They control everything from the vineyards to the bottle, and insure the upmost care is given to the wines.
The Fruit for this wine are sourced from the Dixons Creek, Tarrawarra and Yarra Glen sub-region of the Yarra valley, and a few other parcels just outside of Yarra. Aged for a few months in a mix oak barrels and stainless steel tanks.
It offers a bouquet with perfume of classic Pinot Noir – Red berries, violets, earthy, forest and herbs; textural, elegant flavours of cherry and strawberry, with soft tannins, medium weight, quite a plump style.
The De Bortoli family story is one of determination and triumph that started 90 years ago in war-torn Europe and is now told, generations later, across Australia. Starting with Vittorio and Giuseppina De Bortoli, their history encompasses the universal story of immigrants making good in an adopted land through hard work, innovation and the support of family and friends. From humble beginnings making small amounts of dry table wine, mostly for fellow European immigrants, De Bortoli Wines expanded and consolidated under the direction of Vittorio and Giuseppina’s energetic son Deen and his wife Emeri.
Their four children – Darren, Leanne, Kevin and Victor – joined the family business and developed De Bortoli’s reputation for premium wine, firstly through iconic dessert wine Noble One and then via the success of the cool climate wines produced at the family’s Yarra Valley Estate.
Today, as a fourth generation contemplates entering the family business, De Bortoli Wine’s official motto, Semper ad Majora (“always striving for better”) and the unofficial one (good food, good wine and good friends) remain as true and central as ever.
Pinot Noir & blends