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 http://www.bellariva.com.au/
What: Sangiovese & Merlot (13.5% alc)
Where: King Valley
Follow them: www.twitter.com/DeBortoliWines