Affordable offering from Dominique Portet. And a good one.
About The Wine
With a long, illustrious history in the home of Cabernet Sauvignon, Bordeaux, the Portets know a thing or two about the grape.
In the Yarra Valley they have found a place to produce a refined style of Cabernet, this is their "drinking not thinking" model.
Picked for freshness and to be "silky, juicy and open", this is the more approachable side of this noble variety.
For $22 this would have to be one of the best Cabernet buys in the whole country!
About Dominique Portet
Dominique Portet, quite simply, is international winemaking royalty. From a winemaking family that stretches back 10 generations in Bordeaux, his father Andre Portet was régisseur (vineyard and winery manager) of Chateau Lafite-Rothschild in Pauillac.
He is one of the original “Flying Winemakers”, having scoured the world in search of new and interesting exploits in wine which eventually lead him to the Yarra Valley.
Here Portet found “... wines with a fragrance and structure reminiscent of the wines of Bordeaux. The Yarra has a charm and a beauty that engulfs you, and its wines are worldly” and chose this as his home away from home.