Bella Riva Pinot Grigio Vermentino 2012

Bella Riva is a De Bortoli label with fruit sourced from the King Valley.  I couldn't help but think that this blend of pinot gris and vermentino worked.  It is perhaps a safe ledge that might tempt those wishing to diversify from sauvignon blanc towards it.  The wine itself is water-white in colour, with a pale intensity of expression.  Its aromatics are of salt and lemons, and the palate reminds of green mango, lemon and has enough length and mid palate depth to be of interest.  This is a balanced blend that provides enjoyment and something a little different at this price point, and is ready to drink now.  Acceptable

Abv: 12.5%
Price: $15
Source: sample
Vendors: Check
Tasted: 2013
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King Valley
November 21, 2013

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