De Bortoli is one of Australia’s largest family operated wineries, but the Noble Late Harvest Sémillon is made in tiny quantities when compared to the family's other wines, and is arguably Australia’s finest dessert wine.
De Bortoli, as the name suggests, was established by an Italian national, Vittorio De Bortoli back in 1928 and has been in the family ever since, with the current proprietor, Darren De Bortoli in charge of their wineries in both Griffith and the Yarra Valley.
The Late Harvest Sémillon was first created by Darren De Bortoli at the family winery in Bilbul in 1982. Deen who was an admirer of sweet wines from Germany, wanted to try his hand at making a similar style of wine. He believed that the conditions in Griffith were favourable to the experiment. Autumn in the Riverina region often sees long, dry, warm days interspersed with a sprinkling of showers and heavy morning dews, an ideal situation for producing the botrytis cinerea. Noble One has gone on to be one of the most awarded wines in history, garnering more than 117 trophies and 376 Gold medals both nationally and internationally.
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