The nose is elegant and lively with lovely, rich aromas of blackberry, dark cherry fruit and spice. The wine is vibrant and balanced with a soft, creamy, palate of strawberry and red cherry fruit flavours. The finish is fresh and lively with great length.
This Sparkling Shiraz is created from a blend of vintage wines and the individual parcels of Shiraz undergo primary fermentation in stainless steel vats followed by extended barrel fermentation on lees in order to build complexity and richness.
The base wines are then blended and given a liqueur de tirage for the secondary fermentation which gives the wine its sparkle. After secondary fermentation, the wine is disgorged and topped up with the liqueur de dosage which counterbalances the wine’s natural acidity.
Review by: Cowra Wine Show 2009