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DOMINIQUE PORTET Fontaine Cabernet Sauvignon, Yarra Valley 2015

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DOMINIQUE PORTET Fontaine Cabernet Sauvignon, Yarra Valley 2015 DOMINIQUE PORTET Fontaine Cabernet Sauvignon, Yarra Valley 2015

DOMINIQUE PORTET Fontaine Cabernet Sauvignon, Yarra Valley 2015

Imbued with a noticeable purity, <strong>Dominique Portet’s 2015 Fontaine Cabernet</strong> expertly captures in a single bottle the expression of both the Portet family’s impressive Bordeaux history, and the unique characteristics of the particular corner of the Yarra Valley from whence it came. <br><br> It all culminates in an eminently enjoyable and exquisitely bound intermingling of flavour, texture and structure which has been turning heads since its release, taking a <strong>Gold Medal at the 2016 Yarra Valley Wine Show</strong> and earning accolades aplenty, including <strong>95 Points</strong> and a place on <strong>James Halliday’s Top 100 Wines Under $25 list</strong>. <br><br> You’d be hard-pressed to find a better wine in the entire country, let alone at $20 a bottle.
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Imbued with a noticeable purity, Dominique Portet’s 2015 Fontaine Cabernet expertly captures in a single bottle the expression of both the Portet family’s impressive Bordeaux history, and the unique characteristics of the particular corner of the Yarra Valley from whence it came.

It all culminates in an eminently enjoyable and exquisitely bound intermingling of flavour, texture and structure which has been turning heads since its release, taking a Gold Medal at the 2016 Yarra Valley Wine Show and earning accolades aplenty, including 95 Points and a place on James Halliday’s Top 100 Wines Under $25 list.

You’d be hard-pressed to find a better wine in the entire country, let alone at $20 a bottle.
  • Style: Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Vintage: 2015
  • Region: Yarra Valley
  • Code: DPFCSYV
  • Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Country: Australia

Region Yarra Valley

Yarra Valley The Yarra Valley was first planted by the Ryrie brothers who explored a way through the Snowy Mountains to the Yarra Valley, planting grapes in 1838 just three years after the foundation of Melbourne. A wine industry (developed by Swiss Settlers particularly Hubert de Castella and Baron Guillaume de Pury in the 1850s) thrived during the gold rush era and heyday of the 19th century. However, the end of the gold rush brought the wine industry into decline and it was not until the 1970’s that the modern wine industry started up again. The region is probably Australia’s best-known cool-climate area, yet it is really a patchwork of meso-climates. This varied topography creates an incredible set of variables. Vineyards are planted on elevations of 50 to 400m on varying aspects and management programmes. The more exposed sites are subject to severe spring frosts and winds. Overall, the area experiences a relatively high rainfall pattern and is known for its temperature extremes

Yarra Valley

The Yarra Valley was first planted by the Ryrie brothers who explored a way through the Snowy Mountains to the Yarra Valley, planting grapes in 1838 just three years after the foundation of Melbourne. A wine industry (developed by Swiss Settlers particularly Hubert de Castella and Baron Guillaume de Pury in the 1850s) thrived during the gold rush era and heyday of the 19th century. However, the end of the gold rush brought the wine industry into decline and it was not until the 1970’s that the modern wine industry started up again. The region is probably Australia’s best-known cool-climate area, yet it is really a patchwork of meso-climates. This varied topography creates an incredible set of variables. Vineyards are planted on elevations of 50 to 400m on varying aspects and management programmes. The more exposed sites are subject to severe spring frosts and winds. Overall, the area experiences a relatively high rainfall pattern and is known for its temperature extremes during ripening. Site selection is crucial, with the best vineyards often located where the original vines were once planted, generally on sandy clay loams and gravels. The Yarra Valley is well known for high quality Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Blends with Shiraz increasingly garnering attention. Sparkling wine production is also extremely important, with many of Australia’s finest examples produced in the region.
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