The De Bortoli Melba brand has, for decades, being paying tribute to renowned operatic soprano, Dame Nellie Melba, the first Australian to earn international recognition as a classic musician.

Dame Nellie was one of the most famous singers of the late Victorian era and she took the pseudonym ‘Melba’ from Melbourne, her hometown. De Bortoli’s Melba brand comprises two premium Cabernet Sauvignons; Melba Vineyard and Melba Reserve.

Now to celebrate Dame Nellie’s 160th anniversary on May 19, De Bortoli is releasing a new addition to the range, Melba Amphora.

The winemaker said: “De Bortoli has pushed the boundaries by integrating ancient winemaking techniques with modern thinking. It is about finding the perfect medium for pure expression of the vineyard.

“Melba Amphora is made from exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon grown on the Melba Vineyard. It is a bright, medium red. Haunting, ethereal, with scented autumnal aromas.

“Mouth filling flavours, quite supple, arised tannins, gentle, earthen and complex. The aeration of the clay amphora, as well as the long maceration times on skins is what produce a quite ethereal style Cabernet.”

Hailing from the Yarra Valley, Melba Amphora is available at independent retailers and on-premise from Wednesday, 19 May with an $80 RRP.

Andy Young

Andy joined Intermedia as Editor of The Shout in 2015, writing news on a daily basis and also writing features for National Liquor News. Now Managing Editor of both The Shout and Bars and Clubs.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *