Thursday, June 5, 2008
De Bortoli "Montage" 2005 Chardonnay Semillon
For a wine of its age this is remarkably fresh and vibrant with quality wood and crisp acidity. "Montage" is a clever little label that pays homage to the synergy of varietal blending. This particular blend was incredibly popular with wine company accountants in the late 1980s as the price of chardonnay went through the roof. They were really upset when told that a Chardonnay Semillon blend actually had to be at least 50% chardonnay. They would have much preferred 10%. And while I've never been a fan, this could convert me. Combines richness with finesse and would be brilliant with shellfish.
Our Price: $8 per bottle