07/06/2015 – de Bortoli, La Boheme Act Three 2014

de Bortoli, La Boheme Act Three Pinot Gris & Friends 2014, Yarra Valley, Australia
This is a clever wine in many ways, taking the popular Pinot Gris/Grigio and giving it quite a serious treatment with partial oak ageing, and stirring on the lees to add a little gravitas, but then blending it with small proportions of Riesling, Gewurztraminer and Pinot Blanc to lift the aromatics and add lovely sweet, fresh fruitiness too. Bright, shimmering, off-dry and delicious, it’s a very successful wine from Victoria in Australia. Watch the video for my full review of this wine and for food-matching suggestions. 13.96, see all stockists on