2017 De Bortoli La Boheme Act Four Syrah Gamay

2017 De Bortoli La Boheme Act Four Syrah Gamay

Felix Gentle

"Juicy, vibrant red fruits. Nice balance. A fun, medium-bodied red."

Felix Gentle

Sam Taylor

"Surprising body, with savouriness. Juicy and easy-drinking."

Sam Taylor

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Felix Gentle

"Juicy, vibrant red fruits. Nice balance. A fun, medium-bodied red."

Felix Gentle

Sam Taylor

"Surprising body, with savouriness. Juicy and easy-drinking."

Sam Taylor

RRP: $21.95 per bottle 31% OFF

$14.99

(buy 6 or more)

$15.99 per single bottle
Bottles
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Sarah Linhart

"Burnt wood, charcoal characters, with bright fruit. Nice concentration."

Sarah Linhart


Sabine Duval

"Big, rich, smoky. Easy to drink."

Sabine Duval

A vibrant red created by winemaker Steve Webber. 

With a spicy alluring nose of red and dark fruits, dry herb and graphite. Supple, rich, blueberry fruits, earth and forest, lots of spices, textural. It's simply gorgeous. 

Steve once said "Drink what you enjoy. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to find an interesting bottle." and we couldn't agree with him more.

Expert Reviews

94 Points - James Halliday - Halliday's Wine CompanionBright colour. The aim was a bright and crunchy style, and it hit the bullseye. Lovely warm, spicy elements are threaded through the red fruits - cherry and strawberry - and just enough oak and tanning support to complete the song. '
93 Points - Toni Paterson MW - The Real ReviewA vibrant, energetic shiraz gamay blend with gentle spice, redcurrant and dark cherry flavours plus excellent mid-palate weight. Impressive succulence and softness.'
93 Points - Huon HookeDeep, bold, bright red/purple colour. The bouquet is deliciously sweet-fruited, aromatic, raspberry-like and ripe, with a cabernet-like nuance and a lot of berry-like aromatics. The palate is gorgeously fruit-sweet and succulent, soft and fleshy but also deep and intense, with a lingering aftertaste and satisfying balance. An excellent light to medium-weight shiraz. I want to drink this!'
Campbell Mattinson - The Wine FrontDe Bortoli’s Syrah Gamay is one of the wines I look forward to trying each year. This release takes time to come around in the glass. It’s both light and tight, and spicy of course, and it needs air to unwind. It’s steely, cherried, spicy and most of all juicy, the drinkability factor high. Fresh acidity, a certain firmness, bush spices without anything too overt, mostly treble but with some bass notes through the back half. Nice wine. Nice style. Grapes and sticks.'
Callan Boys - Sydney Morning HeraldThis is just a cracking wine - juicy, lip-smacking and very drinkable. A powerful intensity of shiraz fruit layered with abundant spice and brightness. Fresh and vibrant with defined tannin structure adding intrigue and energy. Shiraz and gamay is not a common blend - theres probably only two or three producers in Australia that do it. So enjoyable.'

Tech stuff

14.0
Yarra Valley
2017
Screw Cap
Cellar to 2022
750ml

Light

Full

How's it taste?

Deep red with a purple edge, the nose is gently aromatic with aromas of red fruits & dried herbs together with some earthy, mineral complexity. The palate is supple and textural with juicy, cherry like fruits and forest notes, lots of spice and good zesty acidity. An unusual blend, but a successful one!

How was it made?

2017 was a long cool growing season producing outstanding late maturing red varieties. Grapes ripened very evenly with good tannin development at sensible alcohols. A mixture of whole bunches and
whole berries with some early foot stomping to create some juice to start the fermentation. A combination of foot plunging and turnovers during fermentation. Pressed and racked to 500 litre casks for 6 months.
months.

Who made it?

One of Australia's more dynamic family wine businesses, De Bortoli wines is now in it's third generation, having been first established by Vittorio and Giuseppina De Bortoli in 1928 with the business then driven by their son Deen De Bortoli and now third generation Darren De Bortoli alongside his sister Leanne and her husband, De Bortoli Chief Winemaker Steve Webber. De Bortoli wines has been historically based at Bilbul (near Griffith) in the NSW Riverina, but more recently they have expanded into the Yarra Valley (where Leanne and Steve Webber are based), the Hunter Valley and also into Victoria's King Valley. The emphasis in all of the vineyards has always been upon innovation, with De Bortoli credited with the creation of Australia's most famous dessert wine, the Noble One. The De Bortoli winemaking philosophy is that great wine begins in the vineyard. Their belief is that sustainable vineyard practices will deliver exceptional fruit quality to the winery as well as real environmental benefits. With a focus on careful site selection, vine maturity, high input viticulture and a move towards biological farming principles, De Bortoli Wines are also focusing more and more on single vineyard wines and the expression of specific terroir through their wine. In the winery, minimal (more...)

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