In 1994, the De Bortoli family planted the BellaRiva vineyard on the King River at the base of the Victorian Snowfields. With strong Italian heritage of both our family and region, Mediterranean varieties were chosen and planted.
This new range of wines celebrates both the natural beauty of the King Valley and the vibrancy and innovation of this emerging wine region. BellaRiva 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.
This wine is more about style than variety. It is meant to be light, faintly aromatic, dry with texture and above all delicious.
- VIC - King Valley
Winery Tasting Notes
Pinot Grigio and Vermentino. Both Italian grape varieties. Pinot Grigio planted widely over Italy and Vermentino planted mainly in Sardinia and the south. In Australia very suited to the King Valley and other continental medium climates.
Light straw in colour with a green edge.
Complex, faintly aromatic, fresh.
Pear like fruit with nutty undertones. Clean but good texture and complexity, quite fine, gluggable!
Now or over the next 2-3 years in a good cellar.
Caeser salad or grilled sardines.