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2016 De Bortoli La Boheme Act Two Dry Pinot Rose

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As the name says, this is a dry style of Rose made from Pinot Noir. On the nose, it displays smells of roses, cranberries and strawberries, whilst the palate is light, dry and inviting with a soft, almost creamy mouthfeel, bright acidity, and a smooth, crisp finish. Smoked salmon and cream cheese on crisp-bread would be great with this.

Winemaker's Notes

Appearance: Pale salmon pink.

Bouquet: Delicate, brioche, classic strawberry and peach, gently aromatic.

Palate: Dry, textural, creamy, soft with good depth, fine flavour.

Vintage conditions: 2016 was warm and dry until the end of January where we received excellent rain and a mild but early finish to vintage.

Winemaking: Fruit is harvested and pressed immediately. We are looking for lots of flavour in the juices. The pink juice is settled overnight and racked to small casks and allowed to ferment with indigenous yeast. The casks get a little stirring of lees at the end of fermentation and undergo complete malolactic fermentation to give creaminess and complexity.

Cellaring: Drink now or keep for 2-3 years in a good cellar.

Food match: This dry, textural style matches well with:
Antipasto - platter of cured meats; salami; pate
Pork - salumi; charcuterie; roast pork

Additional information: Suitable for Vegans & Vegetarians.

Alc/vol: 12.7%

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2016 De Bortoli La Boheme Act Two Dry Pinot Rose

Expert Reviews

Campbell Mattinson (2016 Vintage) says
From winemaker Steve Webber: “Made from 90% Pinot Noir with a few other aromatic gems, fermented in older casks, full malolactic fermentation for additional softness. Bone dry.” It’s fragrant. There’s an element of softness but also an element of crunch. Turkish delight and cherry meet autumn leaves of earth. Plenty of tang. Plenty of mouthwatering appeal. Bang on.
2016 - 2018
91
Mike Bennie (2014 Vintage) says
What a cracking rose! Increasingly, those travelling the well-trodden 'pale, dry, savoury' path have had to up the ante and find better fruit, more finesse and create with intent. La Boheme is a leader at this - impressive drinkability, and just-so complexity for the style.
WBM Reviews August, 2014
92

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