De Bortoli Melba Amphora Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
PRODUCER: The De Bortoli ‘Melba Vineyard’ at Dixons Creek has a rich history of exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon dating back to the 1970’s. The 'Melba' brand pays tribute to renowned operatic soprano diva, Dame Nellie Melba with three premium Cabernet Sauvignons; Melba Vineyard, Melba Amphora and Melba Reserve.
WINEMAKING: The fruit is hand picked, meticulously sorted and destemmed to 1,000L Amphoras. The skins are hand plunged during fermentation, the amphora is topped and the wine sits quietly for 150 days soaking up colour from the skins and softening the tannin. The fruit and wine that has already started to soften, is removed from the Amphora, pressed from the skins and then matured for a further 150 days in older French oak. The wine is then gravity racked, settled and packaged into bottles for at least 150 days.
TASTING NOTES: Bright, medium red with bright edges. Haunting, ethereal, scented autumnal aromas. Mouth filling flavours, quite supple, arised tannins, gentle, earthern and complex.