The A5 Vineyard was planted in 1976. It is a gentle south west facing vineyard that produces fine boned Chardonnay with terrific ageing potential. To enjoy now, it has a gentle restrained nose with lifted florals, citrus and brioche. Fine, tightly woven texture, a touch of savoury, nutty flavours, noticeable energy and soft acidity. It’s just beginning to show its pedigree and will continue to develop complexity and interest over the next few years.
Press review: Halliday Wine Companion 2021 August 2020
“There is a certain magic to the Chardonnays produced by Steve Webber at De Bortoli Yarra Valley. While the wines are cool-climate Australian, each carries just a little whisper of Burgundy. This single-vineyard wine is made from vines planted 45 years ago that produce chardonnays with exceptional purity of fruit; think a high-quality Pouilly-Fuissé, perhaps. It is a very elegant wine, from a warm season with very appealing elegance and bright natural acid. I like it right now, but it could also cellar for a year or two should you wish. A wine to sip and ponder, maybe with some James Taylor on the stereo. Very composed; very tempting.”
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