By Deborah Jackson, editor National Liquor News

De Bortoli has introduced a Sangiovese Rosé into its King Valley Bella Riva range of wines.

The Bella Riva Sangiovese Rosé has a 13.5 per cent ABV and retails for $16.

Made from a famous Italian grape, De Bortoli Wines’ new Bella Riva Sangiovese Rosé, is part of an emerging trend to dry, savoury Rosés that pair beautifully with food.

Steve Webber, De Bortoli's chief winemaker, said: “There’s probably nothing better than a chilly bottle of dry, savoury Rosé when the sun shines.

“Pale Rosé made from Sangiovese has a lovely blend of savouriness and texture that matches incredibly well to all sorts of food and is ideal for our climate, casual lifestyle and food scene.”

Leanne De Bortoli added: “Sangiovese is a gorgeous Italian red wine that we just love with pasta, but if you’re after something a bit lighter, the Rosé is perfect – it’s lovely on its own or with cured salmon or a light pasta dish.”

The Bella Riva Sangiovese Rosé is the latest addition to De Bortoli’s Bella Riva range, also comprising a medium-bodied Sangiovese that packs a punch with rustic, tannin characteristics lacking in traditional Australian style reds, and another Italian native, a dry, savoury Pinot Grigio.

The wines come from the De Bortoli family’s Bella Riva vineyard on the King River at the base of the Victorian snowfields. In 1994 they planted mainly to the Italian varieties Sangiovese, Pinot Grigio, Prosecco, Moscato and Vermentino.

The Shout Team

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