Get fired up for this intense red


De Bortoli Wines’ family-owned winery has added a dark fruited, rich yet soft Cabernet Sauvignon to its range.

Sourced from De Bortoli’s vineyard at Corop in Northern Heathcote, and crafted by Chief Winemaker Steve Webber, WOODFIRED wines are recognisably dense and complex with ripe dark fruits, cedar-wood and balance.

The WOODFIRED Heathcote Cabernet Sauvignon has already made an impression, taking out the ‘Best Cabernet’ trophy at the 2019 Heathcote Wine Show. This well-balanced and textured red complements the full-bodied Heathcote Shiraz and the soft, rich and fine crimson bubbles of the Heathcote Sparkling Shiraz.

“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,” says Steve.

Tasting note: 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.

Region: Heathcote

Winemaking: Destemmed and fermented at 25-30°C over 8-12 days. Pressed and matured in vats and casks for 8 months. Racked and aerated regularly to soften the wine. Vineyards carefully selected for a balance of fruit weight and ripeness.

Wine analysis: Wine Analysis Alc/Vol: 14.5%, pH: 3.69; TA: 6.2g/L

Cellaring: Lovely drinking now. Will be delicious over two to four years in a good cellar.


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