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De Bortoli Yarra Valley Estate Grown Pinot Noir Rose

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Forget what you know about Rosé or what you think you know about Rosé, as the guidelines have changed. Instead of sweet pink lolly water, the wines are now more savoury, more pale and drier than a drought in the outback. The De Bortoli’s are leading the charge with their version that draws on the great Rosé styles of France. Made with Pinot Noir it shows a hint of cherry and strawberry before a palate of bright fruit, that’s savoury and textured before a long, dry finish. Brilliant with a platter of cheese and salumi.

Winemaker's Notes

Appearance: Classic partridge eye pink.

Nose: Sweet lifted Pinot aromatics, hints of grilled nuts and marzipan.

Palate: Soft, textural and slightly savoury, gentle flavours with some good drying acidity.

Food: Cured Salmon, oysters or just on a lovely sunny day. Either way serve quite chilled.

Cellaring: This wine should be enjoyed young and fresh but can be cellared in good conditions for up to 2-3 years.

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De Bortoli Yarra Valley Estate Grown Pinot Noir Rose

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Tyson Stelzer (2011 Vintage) says
RosŽ leaps to new heights of food-friendly appeal in 2011! Bone-dry precision, soft, supple, textural mouthfeel and nuances of tomato and dried herb align it perfectly with anything antipasto.
WINE100
91
James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
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Australian Wine Companion 2013
90
Tyson Stelzer (2010 Vintage) says
Light on for colour and sweetness (hoorah!) but never for complexity or finesse, this is beautifully textured, with flavours of watermelon, pomegranate and cumquat.
Ken Gargett (2010 Vintage) says
"A fresh, well-balanced, dry style with minerals and floral notes. A lovely, supple texture."
Courier Mail, November 2010
92
Rob Geddes MW (2010 Vintage) says
"You have to try this over summer - dry but rich in texture."
Australian Wine Vintages, December 2010
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Salmon-pink; the quest for texture is obvious and successful, but not at the expense of the strawberry and spice fruit; immaculately balanced and bone dry, it is disarmingly delicious.
2012
Australian Wine Companion 2012
95
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
"Deliberately walks to the beat of a different drum; bone-dry, with a framework of chalky/spicy flavours on the long palate; despite its lightness, is a food style."
James Halliday’s Wine Companion 2010
93

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