Centennial Vineyards Sparkling Shiraz is a multi-vintage blend of 2016 (80%) and 2015 (20%), made from selected parcels of Shiraz (100%) fruit grown the Orange Wine Region of New South Wales. These select parcels of fruit were blended to create a soft, succulent base wine with strong blackberry, coffee and spice characters. The base wine was aged in French oak barrels for 12 months before bottling for secondary fermentation. The wine was then aged on yeast lees for 12 months before disgorging and labeling.
The nose is rich and intense with blackberry, dark plum, coffee and spice, and an attractive freshness. The vibrant blackberry and spice characters continue through to the palate creating an elegant, medium-bodied style with lovely richness. The wine finishes with a lick of chocolate-like tannin which balances against the sweetness. This wine is the perfect party starter, for celebrating over Christmas dinner, or just about any time really! Perfect with roast turkey, duck, glazed ham, and strong cheeses. Drink now to 2022. Serve chilled.
Reviews and Awards
93 Points James Halliday Wine Companion 2021