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2020 Dominique Portet Fontaine Cabernet Sauvignon

Yarra Valley, VIC

Juicy and approachable Cabernet from one of Bordeaux's most famous families. Under $30? Yes please!

$25.00

4.5
Rated 4.5 stars
2 Reviews
About
An attractive pure-fruit style.

Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

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 $25 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.

Father & Son, Dom and Ben Portet
Father & Son, Dom and Ben Portet
Yarra Valley, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

Grapes come from a range of warmer vineyards in the northern and southern end of the Yarra Valley. Soils are rocky and hungry, with a clay base and lots of broken sandstone. These north-facing sites are excellent for Cabernet that has clear, juicy, concentrated fruit with soft, silky tannins.

We picked and sorted all varieties by hand. We de-stemmed the grapes and gently crushed them before fermenting them at relatively cool temperatures to accentuate the beautiful aromatics of the Cabernet. The wine stayed on skins for two weeks, during which time colour and tannins were gently extracted. We then gave the wine 10 months to mature in French oak barrels, 30% of which were new.

Blend : Cabernet Sauvignon (85%), Merlot (6%), Cabernet Franc (5%), Petit Verdot (2%), Malbec (1%)
ABV : 13.00%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml

Founder Dominique Portet
Founder Dominique Portet
Yarra Valley, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

90Points
The Real Review

"Medium to deep colour, ruby-red with a purple rim. The aromas are fresh and clean, bright raspberry to red cherry and laced with some leafy high notes. Oak is nigh invisible. The wine is medium-bodied at most, lean-ish and elegant, with fine chalky tannins and ready drinkability. An attractive pure-fruit style." - Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

Customer Reviews
4.5
Rated 4.5 stars
Based on 2 reviews
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100%would recommend this product
TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
Interest LevelRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
Value for MoneyRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
2 reviews
  • DC
    David C.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 4 stars
    2 years ago
    Great value

    Very good Yarra Valley Cab Sauv - extremely good value - Bold, juicy 'forest' berries, complexity will further develop. Great now with beef or lamb or give it some more time in the cellar!

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • GW
    Garth W.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 stars
    2 years ago
    Delicious cabernet

    This is a medium bodied utterly delicious cabernet. Its a bottle that keeps inviting you back for another glass

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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