2016 Sparkling Shiraz
- Barossa Valley
- Bottle size
- 750 mL
Hues of deep ruby, and purple. The nose shows a fragrant and fruit forward with notes of blackcurrant, mulberry and dark cherry aromas alongside more delicate hints of chocolate, spice and roasted coffee bean all adding a supporting richness and interest. Complex dark berry fruits and rich chocolate on the palate work in harmony with a round creamy texture and soft supporting tannin profile. Refreshing mid palate acidity provides the important framework which cuts through the balanced sweetness and leads into a long and clean savoury finish.
- Winemaking Notes
A carefully selected vineyard parcel is fermented in stainless steel open top fermenters before being matured in 300-600 litre oak for 12-14 months. This base wine then undergoes secondary fermentation in tank, is adjusted and then bottled.
- Growing Conditions
A mild, December and January with cool nights saw ideal conditions prevail towards the end of the 2016 growing season. The result was a measured pace of ripening which ensured the balanced development of sugar and flavours in the fruit along with the retention of natural grape acid before some later season warmth allowed some real fruit presence to develop. A particularly strong year for Shiraz.
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