The Yarra Valley’s very own opera diva, Dame Nellie Melba, enchanted the world as Mimi in ‘La Boheme’. This range of wines pays tribute to one of her most well-known operas, based in the characterful Latin Quarter of 1880’s Paris.
- VIC - Yarra Valley
"Capturing elegant fruit focus and savoury texture in a rosé can be a precarious balance. The talented De Bortoli crew have upheld the integrity of a flattering season for pinot noir, while injecting the lingering, dry sophistication of full oak barrel fermentation and lees work. Its pale salmon hue heralds pretty watermelon and rose petal nuances over a core of strawberry and raspberry fruit and savoury notes of sweet tomato." 93 Points - Tyson Stelzer, Wine Taste Weekly, September 2014
"Cracking rosé! Increasingly, those travelling the well-trodden 'pale, dry, savoury' path have had to up the ante and find better fruit, more finesse and create with intent. La Boheme is a leader at this impressive drinkability and just so complexity for the style." 92 Points - Mike Bennie, Wine Business Magazine, July 2014
"By De Bortoli from Yarra Valley (Victoria) pinot noir fruit, this rosé embodies a sense of sophistication that reveals itself immediately on the nose, wine with hints of old barrique and spice muddled into ripe red fruit. The weight suggests food but, well chilled, it will suit any occasion – a great interpretation of rosé."
92 points - Alan Hunter, Courier Mail, Brisbane, January 2015
"De Bortoli makes a big play for the rose middle ground, appealing to those who like their pinot dry but not too dry, pink but not red, a touch savoury, a touch spicy but above all, with plenty of sweet strawberry and raspberry fruit character. Serve well chilled. Calls for Quinoa, tuna and fennel salad."Jeni Port, Epicure Good Food, January 2015
"Rosé weather has finally arrived. Who doesn't just love sitting around with friends sipping on a pleasingly dry, salmon coloured cooler that's flavoursome and engaging, a vivacious and fun wine with abit of attitude. La Boheme Act Two Pinot Noir Rose is bone dry and pale, the way proper Rosé should be. Fickle and temperamental to grow, Pinot Noir is much revered by wine makers and consumers across the globe. Rosé is an often overlooked category of wine, which is a shame because it is perfect for warm summer days, paired with virtually any cuisine.", Byron Bay Shire News, December 2014
“De Bortoli’s La Bohème Pinot Rosé is an essential fine dining wine particularly if you are partial to spicy, curried or wasabi-spiked dishes. Seemingly elegant on the nose and demure on the palate this innocent looking rosé hides a core of steel which allows it to marshal complex flavours with ease. I love this wine so much that I have already listed it in my Daily Mail column in the UK as my Wine of the Week.”Mathew Jukes, www.winerules.com.au, November 2014
"De Bortoli's Yarra Valley outpost continues to set the pace for delicious, dry rose. Made from Yarra Valley pinot noir, this wine calls to mind sour cherries, redcurrants and pot pourri, while in your mouth it's spotlessly clean, beautifully textured, long and dry. Drink it whenever the sun's out!"Matt Skinner, Australian Home Beautiful, November 2014
"Offering berry aromas, this pale salmon-pink wine spends some of its life in oak barrels to impart grip and texture. It comes from De Bortoli's Yarra Valley cellar, hence the high quality and good price.", Virgin Australia Voyeur, August 2014
"The first finished, in-bottle, commercially available wine I tasted from the low yielding 2014 harvest (low yielding in much of southern Victoria at least) was this pale, dry rosé in De Bortoli's good value, exquisitely packaged La Boheme range. And what a lovely introduction to the vintage it was. Fermentation in old barrels and some lees stirring result in a wine with a delicate salmon blush but plenty of floral red fruit flavours and a creamy, savoury texture. Drink cold with a garlicky bouillabaisse-style fish soup." Max Allen, Gourmet Traveller Wine, August 2014
Winery Tasting Notes
Pale salmon pink
Creamy brioche like aroma, classic strawberry, hints of marzipan, gently aromatic
Dry, textural, some grip, moorish.
Drink now or keep for 2-3 years in a good cellar.
Medals & Trophies
Silver Medal, 2014 Royal Queensland Wine Show