By Andy Young
De Bortoli has released the latest wine in its La Bohème range, with the launch of The Missing Act, a Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese blend from the Yarra Valley.
Estate grown at Dixons Creek, The Missing Act has been matured for 12 months in new and used French casks of 300 litres, 500l and 2300l.
Described as being “perfect with share plates or tapas-style food” the tasting notes for the wine describe it as being “intense ruby with purple highlights”.
The notes go on to describe the wine as “potent and complex on the nose with spicy notes of blackcurrant, smoke and balsamic nuances. Tastes of cherries, plums, liquorice and rosemary. Mouth filling and elegant with lots of plumpness and texture”.
Created by De Bortoli winemakers Sarah Fagan and Andy Bretherton, The Missing Act is made up of 87 per cent Cabernet Sauvignon and 13 per cent Sangiovese.
De Bortoli have said that the wine is “tasty now, but will be cracking in three to six years”. It is now available for all retailers with a $24.69 RRP.