La Bohème Act Two Dry Pinot Noir Rosé 2016


When the De Bortoli family launched this wine in 2010, the Rosé Revolution was also born as a celebration of the dry rosés produced in Australia at a time when this type of rosé was barely on wine lovers radar. Now, when visiting a small local bottle shop in Australia, you have a much greater chance of finding a dry rosé, it may even be pale, in amongst the candy coloured, off dry pinks. There is even a good chance it is this one.

The gorgeous label really does say it all. The wine’s colour is a delicate pink salmon hue, the merest blush of colour. The polished silk texture comes from the ferment in small casks with indigenous yeast and some malolactic fermentation. The La Bohème labels are fashioned after Alphonse Mucha and those fabulous Art Nouveau posters that bring to mind nostalgic French advertisements. Fitting really, as the Act Two is inspired by those textural, pale dry rosés from Provence.

The body is lighter & it is most assuredly dry and refreshing. Not just for spring or summer, Act Two has a versatile heart. It is a wine for anytime, any occasion.

Quickie review «A textured pale dry rosé with plenty of spicy strawberries and cream in pastry on show

Country of Origin: Australia  Date: December 2016    Price: AUD20 | £13 | Drink: Now Needs food: no   Source: purchase

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