Free-Spirited Rosé: Food Friendly, Light, Aromatic, Pale and Dry
The De Bortoli family have been winemaking for over 90 years. Across the La Boheme and De Bortoli brands, they offer three different Rosé wines. The La Bohème Cuvée Sparkling Rosé, Act Two Dry Rosé, and the 2021 De Bortoli Pale and Dry Rosé. De Bortoli also produces a range of elegant white and red wines, of which we have many in stock.
Their story is one of resilience and triumph. From humble beginnings living under a rainwater tank to vineyards stretched across Australia and worldwide distribution.
How to Best Enjoy De Bortoli Wines?
Pack a picnic hamper and head out with friends for a glorious afternoon of tasty food and wine. The La Bohème range effortlessly pairs with food and the branding is gorgeous. If you want to gift a bottle of Rosé, De Bortoli bottles will be sure to impress.
A Turbulent Time and New Beginnings in Australia
In the post-war period and under the brutal Mussolini regime, Italy was facing turbulent political and economic times(*1). Vittorio De Bortoli sought safer pastures and a new beginning in NSW, Australia(*2). From living under a rainwater tank to establishing the De Bortoli winery, the De Bortoli family history is one of challenges and triumphs(*2).
The First De Bortoli Vineyard (Bilbul, NSW – 1928)
Local farmers planned to let their Shiraz crops rot seeing no value in even harvesting them. So, Vittorio De Bortoli took them for free, crushed them and sold wine to other Italians and Europeans in the area. It was through this fortunate accident that De Bortoli wines were born. Decades later, the family home on the farm in Bilbul still stands as the heart of the business(*2).
2021 De Bortoli Pale and Dry Rosé Tasting Notes and Food Pairing
From the King Valley (*3,4) in NE Victoria comes this terrific 100% Sangiovese Rosé.
Aroma: Intense aromas of pomegranate, peach, and wild herbs(*3,4).
Palate: Beautifully rounded and textured(*3).
Finish: Fresh and dry(*3).
Food Pairing: Passata pasta or pizza(*5).
Discover De Bortoli’s La Bohème Range
Purchase De Bortoli’s La Bohème Rosés (and many other De Bortoli masterpieces) online.
2020 De Bortoli La Bohème ‘Act Two’ Dry Rosé, Yarra Valley Vineyard
Tasting Notes and Food Pairing
Steve Webber has a fine touch and exquisite ability to blend fine Australian fruits into elegant French-style Rosé(*6).
Aroma: Gentle fruit aromas(*6).
Palate: Dry yet creamy – “seriously delicious”(*6).
Finish: Poised and dry on the finish(*3,6).
Food Pairing: Antipasto or sushi(*6).
De Bortoli La Bohème Cuvée Sparkling Rosé, Yarra Valley Vineyard
Tasting Notes and Food Pairing
Without further ado… From the Yarra Valley Vineyard, De Bortoli wines present La Bohème Cuvée Sparkling Rosé. This supple, highly aromatic Rosé is food-friendly, and perfect to share with friends.
Aroma: Ethereal aromas of brioche, hazelnuts, cream, and biscuits(*8).
Palate: Fine, complex, and textured with good minerality(*8).
Finish: Lively, free-spirited, dry, and balanced(*9).
Food Pairing: Perfect with tapas or canapés(*9).
Put together the perfect picnic hamper together with fine food and elegant wine. Contact our team for more suggestions.
References *1. Encyclopedia Brittanica. Italy. 2021. *2. De Bortoli. Our Heritage. 2022. *3. Summer Hill Wine Shop. De Bortoli Wines Pale and Dry Rose, La Boheme Cuvee and Sparkling Rose. YouTube video. 2021. *4. Summer Hill Wine Shop. 2021 De Bortoli Rose Rose Pale & Dry King Valley. 2022. *5. Wine Selectors. Sangiovese. 2019. *6. De Bortoli. La Bohème Act Two Dry Rosé. 2022. *7. Summer Hill Wine Shop. 2020 De Bortoli La Boheme Act Two Dry Pinot Noir Rose Yarra Valley. 2021. *8. Summer Hill Wine Shop. De Bortoli La Boheme Cuvee Rose Yarra Valley. 2021. *9. De Bortoli. La Bohème Cuvée Rosé. 2022.