De Bortoli has added to its Woodfired range with a Heathcote Cabernet Sauvignon joining the popular Heathcote Shiraz from the family-owned winery.
Chief Winemaker Steve Webber has sourced the grapes from De Bortoli’s vineyard at Corop in Northern Heathcote and has created a wine in the Woodfired style of being dense and complex with ripe dark fruits, cedar-wood and balance.
Speaking about the wine, Webber said: “There is a renaissance to charcoal cooking and woodfired oven cuisine. We are always looking for wines to match and our new Woodfired Heathcote Cabernet Sauvignon strikes all the right notes.
“The climate and deep red ancient Cambrian soils of Northern Heathcote are ideal for producing the perfect red wine to accompany chargrilled meats and artisan pizzas.”
The tasting notes for the wine read: “Intense dark colour red with purple edge. Ripe blackberry and blueberry characters, cedar-wood and liquorice. Soft, rich, mouth coating, balanced tannin, hints of classic Cabernet and authentically Heathcote.”
The wine has started life well, taking out the ‘Best Cabernet’ trophy at the 2019 Heathcote Wine Show. It is presented in a tall claret bottle, has a $22 RRP and will be available at leading independent liquor retailers.