This wine is more about style than variety. It is meant to be bright, rustic, savoury, interesting and above all, delicious. Medium red. Rustic earthy aromas, bright red fruits, dark chocolate. Plump, slightly savoury palate with good texture and length.
Awards and Accolades
92 Points - Campbell Mattinson, Wine Front "I’m a bit taken aback. This has polish, intensity, length and charm, and it’s only $16. It’s a gorgeous sangiovese. It’s cherried and nutty and gently spicy, and while it flows with easy-going flavour it has enough tension to give it focus, and lend drama. $16. It’s outrageous value. You won’t find anything close to its quality anywhere near this price. If ever there was a case for buying by the dozen …”
Special Value Wine - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion "86% sangiovese, 5% cabernet sauvignon, 5% durif, 4% merlot, 86% from the King Valley, 9% Yarra Valley and 5% Heathcote, most parcels given 14 days on skins, matured for 9 months in used oak. The complex vinification (and post-fermentation and maturation blending) produced a brightly coloured wine, with sangiovese not forced to go into hiding behind its blend mates."
From the Winery
This range of wines celebrates both the natural beauty of the King Valley and the vibrancy and innovation of this emerging wine region. Bella Riva in Italian means beautiful riverbank - a fitting description for the spectacular location of De Bortoli’s picturesque vineyards on 3.5 kms of King River frontage.
Don't Pay: $20.00
WBW Rating: 93/100
Region: King Valley, VIC
Winemaker: Steve Webber
Drink now until: 2023
Alc/Vol: 13.5 %
*Free delivery Australia-wide for 12+ 750ml bottles of wine.
Wine Box Warehouse ABN 18123750642. Liquor Licence No. 36120654 / 36104331
WARNING under the liquor control reform act 1998 It is an offence - to sell alcohol to a person under the age of 18 years (Penalty exceeds $7,000) -
for a person under the age of 18 years to purchase or receive liquor (Penalty exceeds $500)