Bobar Melange a Trois White Blend, 2019, Yarra Valley, Australia
£38.25 (inc VAT)
This is Tom and Sally's love letter to their favourite Semillon. A blend of 75% Semillon, 15% Riesling and 10% Gewurztraminer picked in one go from the top of the Christmas Hills range at the Rising Vineyard, a VIP area because of its high altitude and soils. If you can picture lemon curd, stonefruit, and brioche having a jolly good rogering in a florist shop, that's the sort of ménage à trois that's happening on your palate. An absolute ripsnorter of a wine.
Making wines simply and sustainably is at the heart of this quaint, and equally rather bold vineyard, hidden away in the Yarra Valley. Tom and Sally Belford are pioneers of the natural wine movement, and with the only exception of a little gas at bottling, nothing is added to their wine. Using fruit from their own vineyards and selected sites from across the valley, their gentle, lo-fi wines have developed quite a cult following! Like we love to express the eccentricity and brilliance of our winemakers, Bobar wines express the place where they grow their grapes, and the sheer pleasure they take in their craft.