2019 De Bortoli La Bossa Pinot Grigio

2019 De Bortoli La Bossa Pinot Grigio

Don't be fooled, this De Bortoli Pinot Grigio might be inexpensive, but it's seriously clever wine. You only have to see the small addition to Arneis and Riesling in the mix to see the smarts involved here.
And you know what? It really works. This has lovely ripe pear fruit flavour but it's refreshing too. So many layers for an affordable Pinot Grigio!

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Tech stuff

Pinot Grigio
De Bortoli Wines
SEA
2019
750ml
13%
Cellar to 2021
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?

To secure the desired colour tone the juice is hyper-oxidised prior to alcoholic fermentation. Part of it is fermented in 14 year old French barrels whereas the rest is inoculated with a selected strain of yeast in controlled temperature stainless steel tanks. The wine is then kept on fine lees for 3 months to help intensify the flavours and add texture to the palate.

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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