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2017 De Bortoli La Boheme Act Four Syrah Gamay

2017 De Bortoli La Boheme Act Four Syrah Gamay

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14.0%
Cellar to 2022
Screw Cap
Yarra Valley
2017
750ml
2017 De Bortoli La Boheme Act Four Syrah Gamay has a rating of 4.0 stars based on 1 reviews.
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$15.99
14.0%
Cellar to 2022
Screw Cap
Yarra Valley
2017
750ml
  • THE BRIEF
  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • WHO MADE IT?
  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • THE BRIEF
  • The Yarra Valley's very own opera diva, Dame Nellie Melba, enchanted the world as Mimi in "La Bohème". This range of wines pays tribute to one of her most well-known operas, based in the characterful Latin Quarter of 1880's Paris. Act 4 combines the spicy quality of Syrah (Shiraz) with the juicy fruit of the Beaujolais grape, Gamay.

    Of all the wines we taste, during the rigours of quite a challenging processes assessing swathes of powerful, tannic and oak driven reds in one small sitting, there are very few wines where you sit back and think to yourself, I could swallow this and then some more. The Act Four Syrah Gamay is one of only a few to achieve this feat. It is eminently drinkable, packed with fragrant flavour and silky mouthfeel. So judicious and moreish. 'Yes' and 'Please'.

  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • 2017 was a long cool growing season producing outstanding late maturing red varieties. Grapes ripened very evenly with good tannin development at sensible alcohols. A mixture of whole bunches and
    whole berries with some early foot stomping to create some juice to start the fermentation. A combination of foot plunging and turnovers during fermentation. Pressed and racked to 500 litre casks for 6 months.
    months.

    WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?


    Deep red with a purple edge, the nose is gently aromatic with aromas of red fruits & dried herbs together with some earthy, mineral complexity. The palate is supple and textural with juicy, cherry like fruits and forest notes, lots of spice and good zesty acidity. An unusual blend, but a successful one!

  • 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...)

  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • 94 POINTS

    JAMES HALLIDAY - HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION


    Bright colour. The aim was a bright and crunchy style, and it hit the bullseye. Lovely warm, spicy elements are threaded through the red fruits - cherry and strawberry - and just enough oak and tanning support to complete the song. '

    93 POINTS

    TONI PATERSON MW - THE REAL REVIEW


    A vibrant, energetic shiraz gamay blend with gentle spice, redcurrant and dark cherry flavours plus excellent mid-palate weight. Impressive succulence and softness.'

    93 POINTS

    HUON HOOKE


    Deep, bold, bright red/purple colour. The bouquet is deliciously sweet-fruited, aromatic, raspberry-like and ripe, with a cabernet-like nuance and a lot of berry-like aromatics. The palate is gorgeously fruit-sweet and succulent, soft and fleshy but also deep and intense, with a lingering aftertaste and satisfying balance. An excellent light to medium-weight shiraz. I want to drink this!'

    CAMPBELL MATTINSON - THE WINE FRONT


    De Bortoli’s Syrah Gamay is one of the wines I look forward to trying each year. This release takes time to come around in the glass. It’s both light and tight, and spicy of course, and it needs air to unwind. It’s steely, cherried, spicy and most of all juicy, the drinkability factor high. Fresh acidity, a certain firmness, bush spices without anything too overt, mostly treble but with some bass notes through the back half. Nice wine. Nice style. Grapes and sticks.'

    CALLAN BOYS - SYDNEY MORNING HERALD


    This is just a cracking wine - juicy, lip-smacking and very drinkable. A powerful intensity of shiraz fruit layered with abundant spice and brightness. Fresh and vibrant with defined tannin structure adding intrigue and energy. Shiraz and gamay is not a common blend - theres probably only two or three producers in Australia that do it. So enjoyable.'

    ACCOLADES


    Best Value Red Trophy - Royal Sydney Wine Show 2018 Best Red Blend Trophy - Royal Queensland Wine Show 2018 95 Points & Gold Medal - Yarra Valley Wine Show 2018 Gold Medal - Sydney International Wine Competition Gold Medal & 95 Points - Royal Sydney Wine Show 2018 Gold Medal & 95 Points - Royal Queensland Wine Show 2018