Sparkling Merlot is made from 100% Coonawarra Merlot. It was sourced from the Hotel Paddock North and Julia Hill vineyards at Coonawarra in the South East of South Australia.
- AUS - Multi-regional
- South Australia
90 Points. "I always thought it was a brave decision to make nothing but sparkling reds, but here's to bravery. Peter Rumball has been doing it for a long time now and has carved a popular niche for himself and his wines. This is the third time he's made a pure merlot-from Coowarra, which I think produces merlot of a quality equal to anywhere in Australia. A lovely soft, mulberry-flavoured sparkler."Don't Buy Wine Without Me 2008, Ken Gargett (Australia), January 08
Winery Tasting Notes
The softness and violet character of the merlot fruit shows through on the palate and the finish is well balanced. The palate shows raspberry and blueberry characters with a lovelly soft finish. The basewine receives only minimal oak storage, to ensure the lovely floral characters are not lost.