Created by Darren De Bortoli, the Black Noble was inspired by a 1930s wine made by his grandfather, Vittorio De Bortoli who first established De Bortoli Wines in 1928.
Amber with olive green hue, the bouquet has hints of toffee, coffee, raisins and mandarin peel. Unique and delicious, the palate reveals rich raisin and dried date fruit with hints of citrus peel, toffee and caramel flavours. Concentrated and viscous, it displays a lingering aged complexity.
Vittorio’s son Deen De Bortoli expanded the winery and, with his children’s help, established De Bortoli’s reputation for premium wine. This includes their iconic dessert wine, Noble One, first created by Darren at the family winery in Bilbul in 1982.
Noble One has gone on to be one of the most awarded wines in history, garnering more than 130 trophies and 406 Gold medals both nationally and internationally.
The Black Noble is a fortified wine made using the same parcels harvested for the Noble One. Only the most botrytised Semillon grapes are picked in order to have intense and ripe botrytised flavours. The Black Noble is one of the only fortifieds on the market to be made from botrytis grapes. Very little fermentation occurs before fortification when a neutral grape spirit is added to inhibit further fermentation. The wine is then clarified and a touch of brandy is added for further complexity before being transferred into used Noble One barriques.
Best served with sticky date pudding. Try poured over vanilla ice cream or with a cheese platter after dinner.