By Adrian Thomas
De Bortoli Wines has added an affordable vegan friendly wine, "The Deen Vat Chardonnay 2014" to its internationally acclaimed Deen Vat Series.
The economical chardonnay combines a careful blending of the finest fruits from the Riverina, New South Wales and the King Valley, Victoria.
The company’s senior white winemaker John Coughlan said, "The majority of the fruit comes from De Bortoli’s Bilbul Estate in the Riverina, from vines planted in 1993, and our King Valley vineyard, which was planted in the early 2000’s."
John also added "The remainder of the fruit is sourced from two local blocks planted as far back as 1978."
The De Bortoli Wines has seen success throughout its 20 year existence winning more than 34 trophies and 124 gold medals. Most recently, the predecessor Deen Vat 7 Chardonnay 2013 was awarded a gold medal at Chardonnay du Monde 2015, the 22nd competition celebrating the world’s best Chardonnays held in France.
Elated by the result, John Coughlan said "Competing against 826 wines from 41 countries, we ranked ahead of a number of internationally renowned wines, some of which were more than 10 times the price."
The initiative behind the Deen Vat Series is to pay tribute to the brand’s creator Deen De Bortoli, with the company stating "who was a pioneer in the Australian wine industry and believed strongly in producing high quality wines at an affordable price."
The Deen Vat Series Chardonnays are receiving significant attention on both the local and international stage. The Deen Vat 7 Chardonnay 2014 has a RRP of $12.90 and is now available nationwide.
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