Sparkling reds tend not to be blends, but it works a treat here. A unique and delicious interpretation of the Australian classic, the soft fruit of the pinot gives this non-vintage Yarra Valley fizz some strawberry and raspberry delicacy. The shiraz then kicks in, lending a bit of dark plum and black cherry richness, with a touch of elegance to the palate.
The nose offers an array of dark berry fruit aromas, from ripe cherries, blackberries and blackcurrants through to sweet blueberries. Sweet spice notes of liquorice, cinnamon and cloves echo throughout the full and rich palate. The bubbles from the prise de mousse add softness and weight to the middle palate with fine chalky tannins contributing structure and length, and a bright, persistent and savoury finish.
This pinot noir-led sparkling red wine is an excellent style to enjoy on its own during summer or serve with ham or turkey (making it the perfect Christmas Day red).
The grapes for the Sparkling Pinot Shiraz were sourced from a diverse range of cool climate viticultural sites within Victoria. Pinot noir, which makes up approximately 70% of the blend, was sourced from the Green Point vineyard in the Yarra Valley, as well as the Chandon vineyard in Strathbogie.
Dedicated growers in the premium cool climate regions of Victoria, including Heathcote, Yarra Valley, and the Pyrenees, supplied shiraz that provides structure and fine tannins to the final blend.
The average price per bottle is only available in a case of 2.