Wednesday, 16 January 2013

De Bortoli Bella Riva Pinot Grigio Vermentino 2012

As the back label says, a field blend which is hand picked. What is a field blend you say? The fruit is grown together as well as harvested, crushed and co-fermented. All the fruit comes from the King Valley in Victoria.

An approachable wine which is made to match food. Some nutty, slight cashew aromas to it but not much else bursting into the nasal cavity.

Some textural interest is provided with pear and honey type flavours. There is a slight spice tickle courtesy of the Pinot Grigio, and with that, the Vermentino component plays very much second fiddle.

Readily available and often cheaper than the stated RRP of $18.

Chill is down to icy cold and have a with whiting or calamari.

Who: De Bortoli Wines
What: Pinot Griogio & Vermentino (12.5% alc)
Where: King Valley
When: 2012
How: $18

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