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Sparkling Shiraz NV

Lifted plum fruit, crisp bead & fine tannins.

$30.00 CELLAR CLUB
$27.00

DESCRIPTION

Tasting Notes

With a fine persistent effervescence, this wine is coloured deep burgundy with a ruby hue. Lifted primary fruits of blood plum, blackberry, maraschino cherry and hints of liquorice. Aged for four years in tirage on yeast lees to provide the added complexity of mixed spice and Christmas cake.

Wine Making

The base blend for this wine was aged in a combination of one and three year old French oak for twenty four months. We employed the ‘Methode Traditionelle’ process for secondary fermentation, followed by a further 4 years on yeast lees prior to disgorging. For the liqueur d’expédition we have added a very small amount of our Vintage Port to impart richness and complexity to the wine. Please take care opening the cork and wire muselet, pointing away from body.

Cellaring

The extra time spent aging in tirage ensures this wine is ready to drink upon release. Natural precipitation of tannins and tartrates (as evidenced by crystals in the neck) over this time ensures the smooth texture and complex flavours dominate the taste experience. This wine is destined to be enjoyed over the next year or two and will be sensational served chilled alongside all game bird including turkey, duck or char grilled quail and squab. Our Sparkling Shiraz is also the best starter for Christmas lunch!

Technical

The Grapes: 94% Shiraz, 3% Ruby Cabernet, 2% Tempranillo, 1% Durif from our ‘Bobbie Burns’ and ‘Silverburn’ vineyards.
Date Tasted: July 2021
Alcohol: 14.5%
T.A (g/l): 6.5g/l
pH: 3.6pH

With a fine persistent effervescence, this wine is coloured deep burgundy with a ruby hue. Lifted primary fruits of blood plum, blackberry, maraschino cherry and hints of liquorice. Aged for four years in tirage on yeast lees to provide the added complexity of mixed spice and Christmas cake.

Palate:

Intense sweet plum fruit up front with a crisp bead. The palate is smooth, rich and complex with mulberry fruit and earthy savoury length, the addition of a little Vintage Port at dosage adds hints of liquorice and mocha. Subtle well integrated oak provides fine tannins and a long, dry, savoury fini
The base blend for this wine was aged in a combination of one and three year old French oak for twenty four months. We employed the ‘Methode Traditionelle’ process for secondary fermentation, followed by a further 4 years on yeast lees prior to disgorging. For the liqueur d’expédition we have added a very small amount of our Vintage Port to impart richness and complexity to the wine. Please take care opening the cork and wire muselet, pointing away from body.
The extra time spent aging in tirage ensures this wine is ready to drink upon release. Natural precipitation of tannins and tartrates (as evidenced by crystals in the neck) over this time ensures the smooth texture and complex flavours dominate the taste experience. This wine is destined to be enjoyed over the next year or two and will be sensational served chilled alongside all game bird including turkey, duck or char grilled quail and squab. Our Sparkling Shiraz is also the best starter for Christmas lunch!
The Grapes: 94% Shiraz, 3% Ruby Cabernet, 2% Tempranillo, 1% Durif from our ‘Bobbie Burns’ and ‘Silverburn’ vineyards.
Date Tasted: July 2021
Alcohol: 14.5%
T.A (g/l): 6.5g/l
pH: 3.6pH
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