Sparkling-ShirazThe Sparkling Shiraz is made from the 2010 Reserve juice that has had 15 months maturation in French and American Oak. The mixture of new and old oak barrels is used to give an elegant complexity of oak characteristics.

By using the Reserve Shiraz, with time it has mellowed like our other Shiraz in the bottle and has become more complex on the nose with earthy characters.

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Tasting

Appearance – Brilliant, deep blood red with purple sparkle.
Nose – Spicy liquorice and blackberry characters.
Palate – Intense fruit characters, soft tannins, sweet with a dry finish.

Technical aspects

Geographic Region – McLaren Vale, the vineyard is on an elevated site, easterly with Bay of Biscay soils, clay and some limestone.
Picked – 19th February 2010.
Bottling Date – 30th April 2012
Variety – 100% Shiraz – Estate Grown
Sugar Level – 14° Baume