De Bortoli La Bossa Merlot 2016

Named after the matriarch of De Bortoli, Giuseppina, fondly called “La Bossa” by Vittorio. Wine maker is Robert Delgado

De Bortoli, La Bossa, Merlot, Riverina, 2016

Plenty of guts on the nose: dark cherry, pan juice, a little amount of blood, sweet vanilla and oak. Starting off with round flavours of dark medicinal cherry and sweet oak start before rough tannins take it away.  Fruit finishes a little short and hot. Would be fine with salumi pizza with a tomato sauce base.

RRP: $9.99
Alc: 14.5%
Rating: 15/20

Wine sample courtesy of De Bortoli

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