The fruit for this rich spicy Sparkling Shiraz was selected from a cool climate vineyard near Robe on the Limestone Coast and a Plains Road block in McLaren Vale. The grapes from both vineyards were ripened to their optimum level for varietal flavour, the wine was matured in older oak barriques to maintain primary characters.
- SA - McLaren Vale
- South Australia
The wine won't receive serious attention, but if it did there would be a strong argument to allow it to develop in bottle for up to 5 years. The powerful flavours of cool-grown shiraz add significant amounts of spice and licorice to the fruit, and the dosage is not too high. Good value, even if you do drink it tonight. Rating 89 - Drink by 2018, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (MAR/2014).
Winery Tasting Notes
The wine shows a bouquet of spice, black cherry and mulberry, with hints of cedar.
The palate is full and generous with great texture and mouthfeel, displaying ripe raspberry, spicy black plum and red currant, with a tinge of white pepper. The finish is long and sustained, and ideal pre-dinner aperitif.
Medals & Trophies
Gold Medal, 95 points - Worlds Top 50 Sparkling Wines Wine Pleasures (August/2015)
Gold Medal - New Zealand International Wine Show 2015
Gold Medal - AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge 2015
Silver Medal - NZ International Wine Show 2016
Silver Medal, 91 Points - Australian Wine Showcase 2015
Silver Medal - New World Wine Awards NZ 2016
Bronze Medal - New World Wine Awards 2015
Bronze Medal - Royal Queensland Wine Show 2015