Wine of the Week: De Bortoli Yarra Valley Estate Grown Pinot Noir, 2016

Complex, mellow and packed full of flavour this week’s wine choice is a Pinot Noir masquerading as a Burgundy.

The delightful Yarra Valley-grown vino is packed full of deceptively French characteristics, with plenty of earthy and developed personality.

Yet with a light and delicate composition it is very much the embodiment of everything that is good about Australia’s famed wine growing region, saving you plenty of dough on a comparative bottle from continental Europe.

Twenty pounds may sound a lot for a Pinot Noir, but with two years in the bottle this is worth every penny and more of the investment.

Alluring red fruit aromatics, charcuterie and spice come through on the nose, with an elegant, plump, minerally, fine tannin, soft acidity palette.

It matches well with white meat such as roast pork, chicken or duck, and hard cheeses such as parmesan, romano or vintage gouda.

Stockist: Richard Granger Wines, £20.34

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