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Never tasted a Botrytis before? It tastes like the nectar of the Gods. Believe us (especially Noble One)!

First created by Darren De Bortoli at the family winery in Bilbul in 1982, Noble One has gone on to be one of the most awarded wines in history, garnering more than 130 trophies and 406 Gold medals both nationally and internationally.

2012 marked 30 years since Darren first introduced Noble One to the world. Incredibly it has maintained its position as Australia’s benchmark dessert wine ever since.

Bouquet

Alluring aromas of citrus marmalade, quince and vanilla bean with attractive oak.

Palate

A medley of quince, fig, honey, crème brulee and citrus marmalade with a refreshing acidity which offsets the richness and lusciousness to give a deftly balanced finish. Nutty oak adds to the tactile layers of this wine adding to the impressive length and style.

Suggested Cuisine

Fig, blue cheese and quince paste tarts, mille feuille, honey roasted figs or the ideal wine for a cheese and fruit platter at the end of a meal.

A few interesting facts about Botrytis;

Botrytis isn’t a grape variety it is actually a fungus.

Botrytis cinerea, affects wine grapes.

Grapes typically become infected with Botrytis when they are ripe.

If they are exposed to drier conditions and become partially raisined this form of infection brought about by the partial drying process is known as noble rot.

Grapes when picked at a certain point during infestation can produce particularly fine and concentrated sweet wine.

Some of the finest Botrytized wines are literally picked berry by berry in successive tries (French for “selections”).

De Bortoli Noble One, Riverina
Only $36.50
Image and information courtesy of http://www.debortoli.com.au/our-wines/our-brands/noble-one.html

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