The gorgeous Bisou Bisou is back, and baby’s got brand new clothes!
To make such premium multi-vintage sparkling wine requires skill, and a harmonious blend of conditions culminating in delicate base wines. Experienced palates need to ensure they ideally complement each other (like match-making for wine!). And to ensure the resultant bubbly is balanced, creamy, moussy, fine, structured and above all, enjoyable.
Meaning ‘kiss kiss’ in French, the name describes the wine perfectly in two words.
At first meeting, there’s a kiss of lemon zest, Golden Delicious apple, softly alluring spice and elegance to the flavour that draws you in for more… after all, one kiss is never enough.
The story of her naming is one of romance and fortune. With a call-out to you Mofos we were flooded with suggestions to name our baby bubbly - there were many great names and we thank everyone who contributed their love, but in the end there was one clear winner. With glasses charged full of the eponymous liquid, there was only one name it could be... that it could have ever been.
Bisou Bisou was born.
A premium blend of four special vintages, with just a hint of of sweetness for balance, plus three years on lees for voluptuousness. De Bortoli has crafted for us the perfect wine - versatile, soft and complex.
She’s been in the dressing room...
We decided that this year she deserved to wear something a bit more grown-up to convey the serious deliciousness of the wine contained within.
Some will still love the old label and that’s ok - keep it as a treasured momento if you still have one - but we hope that you’ll appreciate this new label.
And the love story isn’t limited to the label. Our love for her is palpable, as she’s taken on her own persona - well, she had to, given by the unmentionable number of cases we consumed of the previous release.
From the cheeky but enticing ‘instructions’ around her neck to the jewel-like occasion of the label to the smooth, delicious creaminess of her bubbles, she’ll be attending every social event you do...
With love, from all of us at Mofo HQ xx
Kisses never tasted so good.
Indulge and enjoy.
It’s cool, we get it, you want to know absolutely everything about this wine. Well here you go, go nuts.
- Yarra Valley
- Alcohol by Vol.
- Bottle Vol
- Blend Info
- Serving Temp.
This wine has been made by us in collaboration with a hand-picked, boutique producer with both respectable history and irreverent awesomeness. These brands and wines are born from our passion for a variety, a region, a producer and having more control over the flavours that we want to see in a wine. These projects also allow us to get our favourite wines to you at value worth blogging about.
With a history spanning over 175 years, there's no doubt that Yarra Valley is one of Australia's most celebrated cool climate wine regions. Victoria's first wine growing district and today home to over 80 wineries specialising in Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Shiraz and some of our country's best sparkling wines. With stunning hillside, lush greenery, vast space and an enviable climate - it's no wonder that medals, trophies and coveted points are plentiful here.
The rules are there ain’t no rules, but here are some foods we think will work pretty well with this wine...
Oysters with Japanese sauce
- 3 tsp soy sauce
- 1/4 cup (60ml) seasoned rice vinegar*
- 1/2 tsp finely grated ginger
- 16 freshly shucked Pacific oysters
- 1 Lebanese cucumber, cut into julienne
- 50g flying fish (tobikko) or salmon roe
- Mix the soy sauce, vinegar and ginger in a small bowl then refrigerate until ready to use.
- Just before serving, place oysters on a bed of crushed ice or rock salt for presentation. Spoon the dressing over, then top with cucumber and roe. Serve.
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