'De Bortoli Sparkling Brut (NV)
Australia- Other, Australia- Other Australia
24 of 672 bottles left
Bin Ends Notes:
In the wine biz there is an unwritten law that we never refer to a wine as "cheap". I practiced this for years, joining my fellow suppliers working up semi-pretentious terms more suitable for "cheap" wine... "great value", "best buy" you name it, but anything but the word "cheap", somehow our beloved "vitis vinifera" is above the term "cheap", it diminishes perceived quality.
It can... But who ever said a "great value" portrayed guaranteed quality? Trust me, I've seen that term on many a bright orange "starburst" shelftalker on wines that weren't fit to even cook with!
So how about this... Good and cheap! Will that term pass the test of the fine wine etiquette overlords? Most likely not! But I like it!
Good and cheap... Actually "Great and Cheap" would describe the De Bortoli Sparkling Brut. Very good, very tasty sparkling wine, and you know what? It's dirt cheap! (At least at Bin Ends!
You name it for varietals, and it's probably in this blend, Chardonnay, Semillon, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc... all in the mix. The wine is bright and extremely fresh on the palate. Dry, but not too dry, refreshing and above all clean. Taste it and you will enjoy it. Simple as that.
Everyone, yes everyone should have at least one bottle of bubbles in the fridge at all times. You never know when you may be called to service where bubbles are in order. Don't be caught unprepared. Three bottles of DeBortoli, and you're good to go.
Drink bubbles every day. Life will be better. Guaranteed. Enjoy!
"Perfect to sip during the blazing days of August, this sparkler is charming and refreshing. Many sparkling wines in this price range are cloyingly sweet and lose their bubbles after about one minute in the glass. This wine is nothing of the sort: It is crisp, clean and dry and the bubbles seem to go on forever. Chill it, pour it into a champagne glass and serve it with oysters on the half shell."- Wine and Spirits Magazine