Australian winemaker De Bortoli Wines has announced the addition of three new sparkling wines to its portfolio, the Este Cuvée, the De Bortoli Sparkling Pinot Noir and the Nebbiolo Fizz.
Reflecting the distinctive characteristics of the Yarra Valley, the sparkling wine trio was crafted to capture the sophistication of the region and reflect its finesse and fruit driven excellence.
The Este Cuvée blend, crafted from a mix of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Meunier, boasts an average age of five years, spanning over 13 vintages from 2010 to 2022. Este Cuvée is described as having “elements of Chardonnay, Pinot and yeasty aromatics” resulting in “gorgeous balance and softness.”
Pale blush in colour with a super fine bead, the De Bortoli Sparkling Pinot Noir is crafted from fruits selected from low-yielding mature vines and fermented separately across five months on fine lees before undergoing secondary fermentation. The blend is then assembled using a mix of vintages that reflect the true essence of the region.
Finally, the Nebbiolo Fizz, pale pink in colour, is a refreshing sparkling wine with a delicate fizz and Blanc de Noir ambience.
“Everyone expects a full-bodied red with a Nebbiolo, but this is a delicious sparkling wine with the slightest hint of pink. A very interesting style of wine, really,” says Steve Webber, Chief Winemaker.