Riorret "The Abbey" Single Vineyard Pinot Noir, 2018, De Bortoli, Yarra Valley
Listen up Fives, a Ten is speaking. And what makes it a ten? Well, when you combine grapes from a super swanky, single vineyard in the dreamy Yarra Valley and a legendary Aussie winemaker and team, it's impossible to get anything less than a ten!
The Four Point Lowdown
- The brightness of the berries and the sweetness of the cherries
- Silky, delicate and pretty alluring
- A smoked food's best friend
- Perfect for the host who judges the wine you bring over
About this wine
The Yarra Valley (Victoria, Australia) is known for producing some of the best pinot noir, chardonnay and sparkling wines in the whole of Australia. And this single vineyard Pinot is no exception - and could easily be counted as one of the greats.
This is new world luxury in a glass. Our favourite thing about premium Aussie pinot noir is that the wines are all about purity of fruit and texture. The flavours of black cherries, raspberries and blueberries are so easily recognised and they're the perfect welcome from the first sip. Later on, you'll start to get more savoury complexity and some woodsmoke and this is when you realise that this pinot means business. At this price, it's not an every occasion wine, but we promise it will make every occasion when you decide to treat yourself (and others, if you're feeling generous) to a glass.
What Makes It So Grape?
Produced in Yarra Valley, Australia
De Bortoli are a powerhouse family run producer who are best known for their sweet wine sweet wine, Noble One, which today is still one of the most highly awarded wines in the world. But we're not here to talk about sweet wines...
With 4 generations working throughout all areas of the business, De Bortoli craft an exceptional range of wines that showcase the high quality and varying styles that their vineyards are capable of producing. With the guidance from head winemaker, Steve Webber, the team make wines for every occasion with a surprising number of different grape varieties.