De Bortoli Rutherglen Estate is located in one of oldest and most recognised wine regions in Australia. Their mission is to produce premium wines from varieties most suited to the local climate and conditions.
Winemaker and General Manager Marc Scalzo joined Rutherglen Estates in 2007, and in his time has created award-winning benchmark wines, as well as table wines of exceptional value.
Featuring a diverse range of French and Italian wine varietals including: Durif, Viognier, Marsanne, Roussane, Arneis, Fiano, Sangiovese, Zinfandel and more, Rutherglen Estate’s art gallery/cellar door tasting room is an exciting place to explore Marc’s subtle and beautifully layered, modern wines.
Internationally recognised for their Renaissance Range, the VRM, a Viognier, Roussanne and Marsanne blend, has benen critically acclaimed by UK wine writer Matthew Jukes, who explained of the 2015 vintage: ‘this is the finest Rutherglen VRM I have ever tasted and by comparison the wine made from similar varieties back in the Rhône Valley in France, nothing gets close to this shimmering, succulent beauty.’
It’s a lovely well-balanced aromatic wine that features stone fruit and tropical notes layered with toasted brioche flavours from the oak and lees contact. The Renaissance Durif features lovely rich blackberry notes and spicy aromas making it the perfect match for roast lamb and hearty meat dishes. We’re pleased to note that also these wines, and many others in the Estates Range ensure that viewing the art becomes ever-more pleasurable.
In 2016, Marc approached magazine owner/art collector Jamie Durrant outlining a desire to showcase fine arts within a newly constructed cellar door space. This ultimately led to the introduction of Aboriginal art collect Hans Sip, culminating in the art gallery project that today is entertaining art and wine lovers from all over the world.
Winemaker Marc Scalzo