Friday, 18 January 2013

De Bortoli Bella Riva Sangiovese Merlot 2011

Another very easy drinking wine from this De Bortoli range of wines.

Once again, a field blend which possesses soft fruit flavours and lends itself to accompany foods such as pizza.

Bright in appearance, there is a neat coating of fruit on the front and mid palate. To be analytical, the fruit stops short and acid is a little higher than I expected, but this wine is made for drinking with food and friends, not to win top gold. Couple with food and this will all be balanced out.

I did like the aromas presented of blackberry and rosella jam, game meat and there was a slight floral hit.

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

Who: De Bortoli Wines
What: Sangiovese & Merlot (13.5% alc)
Where: King Valley
When: 2011
How: $18

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