De Bortoli Yarra Valley Estate Grown Chardonnay 2013
Think you’re not a Chardonnay drinker? Think again. This is the wine that converted more than one fabulous lady back to Chardy at our events during the year. That’s because this is an elegant, restrained and gentle Chardonnay that’s been hand-picked from the vines on the De Bortoli Yarra Valley Estate. There’s none of the big and buttery overload. Instead, it’s peachy and fresh, with a dash of lime and melon, that’s just looking for a home next to your pool and a chicken brochette or a hunk of sourdough bread and a smear of fresh goats cheese.
At a couple of the events, Leanne De Bortoli waxed lyrical about how her husband Steve Webber always whips up a plate of pan-fried John Dory or Flathead whenever they open a bottle of this wine. I’m thinking it’s worth opening a bottle just to see whether this ‘husband effect’ is transferable to the general population. One can only hope.