2018 De Bortoli La Bossa Pinot Grigio

2018 De Bortoli La Bossa Pinot Grigio

Felix Gentle

"Green pear with fresh zesty notes"

Felix Gentle

Johan Axlund

"Great value for money, lovely generosity of fruit, very enjoyable."

Johan Axlund

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Felix Gentle

"Green pear with fresh zesty notes"

Felix Gentle

Johan Axlund

"Great value for money, lovely generosity of fruit, very enjoyable."

Johan Axlund

Taste Guarantee
Love it or your money back*
Free Delivery
On orders Over $300*

La Bossa, la beauty.

Don't be fooled by the price here, it's such a smart Pinot Grigio that you can imagine it being good drinking for twice as much. We're serious, this is varietal, fruit driven and actually a good drink.

Tech stuff

Pinot Grigio
De Bortoli Wines
SEA
2018
750ml
13%
Cellar to 2019
Screw Cap

Light

Full

How's it taste?

Fresh pear aromas, with a hint of marzipan. The palate is fleshy and textural, with a nice viscosity and crisp, clean finish.

How was it made?

Low yielding, young vineyards and a splash of Riesling to add some lift to the Grigio. Fermentation via inoculation with a select strain of yeast to enhance mouth-feel and fruit concentration. As in previous years each parcel was left on yeast lees for an extended time intensifying the natural fruit flavours and texture of the wine.

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 interference, allowing the wine to 'make itself' and the mantra ‘it is harder to do nothing’ encapsulate this focus and belief. With an enormous range of wines and labels, it is constantly impressive how consistent (and good value) the De Bortoli wines are. This comes from a simple respect for varietal purity, with Steve Webber renowned for his desire to see varietal expression in the De Bortoli wines. The real secret to the quality of the De Bortoli wines though is simply the winemaking talent. Beyond head honcho Steve Webber the team includes veteran Rob Glastonbury, award winning young winemaker Sarah Fagan and long time Noble One guru Julie Mortlock, all combining to headup one very able winemaking unit."