It’s easy to drink locally. Supporting small businesses in your area can make you feel tremendous pride. But, being well traveled can make you appreciate likewise well traveled wines. De Bortoli produces an estate grown Chardonnay from the Yarra Valley in Australia that would even make you spoiled Californians enjoy this bounty and its luscious fruit.
This wine’s vivacious acidity is what you first notice and that’s enough to pair with your favorite seafood, spicy, and succulent side dishes. Yet, the slight minerality and layers of citrus with thick yet crisp pineapple make it bold enough for a rich risotto or the only wine that can take you through several courses.