Grape Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
Growing Region: Yarra Valley, Australia
Chief Winemaker: Steve Webber

The wine pays tribute to Yarra Valley’s very own opera diva, Dame Nellie Melba, who enchanted the world as Mimi in the opera ‘La Bohème’ - based in the Latin Quarter of Paris in the 1880’s. The Yarra Valley has a rich history of quality wine production dating over 150 years. When you think of Australia, you think summer and those ancient terra-rossa soils. But we need to be reminded that the Yarra where the fruit for this wine was sourced.

 

It is a great place to make premium cool climate wines, with those well-structured soils ideal for varied viticulture and in this case Pinot Noir vines. Plus a breathtakingly beautiful area, surrounded by mountains and with the valley floor now covered like a patchwork quilt of coloured vineyards.
The 2016 growing season was warm and dry until the end of January where they received some refreshing rain, the but with most varietals is was early finish to vintage. After the fruit was harvested, it was immediately pressed. Steve was looking for vibrant flavours in the juice parcels. The pink juice was settled overnight and racked to small oak casks and allowed to ferment with indigenous yeast. White in the casks the wine had gentle stirring of the lees at the end of fermentation and underwent complete malolactic fermentation to give a creaminess and complexity to the palate.
In the glass you will be greeted by a pale salmon pink colour and a glowing hue. On the nose you will be invited by vibrant classic strawberry, wild raspberry and sweet peach skin aromatics. Theses lifted summer notes carry through onto the palate which is a refreshingly off-dry style. Plus, the time in casks has given the wine a soft textural, creamy character, with good depth and balance with fine flavours and a lingering clean lifted finish.
This 2016 La Bohème ‘Act Two’ Dry Pinot Noir Rosé has 12.7% Alc. Chill gently and serve at 8-9°C.

A vibrant Pinot Noir Rosé wine with poise and real charm.

CELLARING POTENTIAL:
Vibrant and ready to be enjoyed this season; and over the coming two years. 

FOOD PAIRING SUGGESTIONS:
Perfect wine pairing with prawns, sushi and sashimi, sold salmon or tuna salads, varied vegetarian dishes, fresh fruit and sorbet ice-cream - enjoy.