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De Bortoli G.S. Pinot Noir 2017

De Bortoli G.S. Pinot Noir 2017

Ladies and gentlemen, August 18th is Pinot Noir Day! It’s a day when lovers of the “heartbreak grape” can celebrate Pinots from France to California, Canada to Australia… which is where we have found this week’s wine. De Bortoli’s G.S. (which stands for Gulf Station) Pinot Noir 2017 is a classic Aussie Pinot and a great way to honour the grape that captivates so many of the world’s wine drinkers.

Tasting Note: A vibrant ruby colour and perfumed with red berries, spices and smoky oak, G.S. Pinot Noir has a soft mouthfeel, gentle tannins, and is packed with dark fruit flavours. 

Enjoy With: Grilled salmon, roast poultry or game birds (mmm… duck) as well as pasta dishes, brie cheese, and stews – beef bourguignon is a classic. Now that’s a versatile food wine!

Style: A medium-bodied, fruity and smooth red wine.

Terroir / Region: De Bortoli’s G.S. wines come from the Yarra Valley, a wine region next to the city of Melbourne, Australia. The Yarra has been compared to France’s Burgundy region, the home of Pinot Noir, and Yarra Pinots are the most sought-after wines coming from the valley.

Producer: De Bortoli is one of the first families of Australian wine, now celebrating its 90th year making wine with the family’s 4th generation now involved in the business. The family’s Italian roots and industrious immigrant spirit lead to great successes in its adopted homeland and the family motto of “Semper ad Majora” (“Always striving for better”) guides all it does, along with the less formal motto of “Good food, good wine, and good friends”.

Availability: De Bortoli G.S. Pinot Noir will be released into the Vintages section this weekend, but a few stores may already have it on the shelf and online ordering will open shortly. Pick one up to join the celebration!


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Price: $19.95

LCBO#: 15511

Sizes: 750mL

13.0% alc./vol.