De Bortoli Noble One Botrytis Semillon 2016 - Half Bottle - 375ml

£24.00

Given the poise of this unctuous, zesty dessert wine we'll forgive you for pronouncing it's name wrong. Admit it. You read it as "no bell won" didn't you? And a...

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Given the poise of this unctuous, zesty dessert wine we'll forgive you for pronouncing it's name wrong. Admit it. You read it as "no bell won" didn't you? And a noble one it is indeed. However, the correct pronunciation is 'knobbly one' in reference to the shape of the grapes used to make this beauty.


You see, the grapes stay on the vine as the season lingers, waiting for the right conditions. The right conditions being the wrong conditions, usually. Wet and warm, and perfect for fungus. Normally, you wouldn't want that. But this Botrytis fungus desiccates the grapes, concentrates the sugars, and leaves a high acidity. Turns them into knobbly little buttons full of butterscotch and quince, glacé pineapple, and citrus marmalade flavours! The grapes might be ugly, but looks aren't everything. This is one of the most awarded wines in history. Maybe we should start pronouncing it 'no bell won'.


De Bortoli Family Winemakers have been producing Noble One since 1982. First created by Darren De Bortoli, this pioneering Botrytis Semillon has taken the world by storm holding the benchmark for Australian 'Botrytis' dessert winemaking.


The family winery believes that great wines begin in the vineyard and should reflect the region where the grapes are grown. They take a minimal interference approach, taking a lot of restraint to allow the wine to 'make itself'. The mantra "it's harder to do nothing" perfectly expresses their winemaking approach.


Darren De Bortoli is assisted by winemaker Julie Mortlock, who has been working for De Bortoli for more than 25 years. She has assisted with the making of Noble One since the year 2000.


Noble One Botrytis Semillon is a bright, mid-golden colour in appearance with a powerful bouquet of quince, nectarine, orang zest and nutty vanillian oak aromas. The palate presents a sensual feast of rich white stone fruit and citrus with a touch of marmalade and beautifully integrated oak flavours. A spicy tang of acidity balances the sweetness and provides an alluring freshness to the finish.

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£4.95

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Next Day Before 10am £19.95
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Remote Areas - Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man and The Scilly Isles

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£9.95

We can only offer Standard Delivery to these parts of the UK and delivery times will vary locally. Typically, orders placed before 2pm should be received in 3 or 4 working days, although some of the most rural locations may take longer.** Free Standard Delivery to mainland UK addresses on orders over £100.