Selected parcels of fruit from the Orange region in NSW 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 (tirage) at Centennial Vineyards winery.
The wine was then aged on yeast lees for 3 months before disgorging and fine-tuning.
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. Serve chilled.
92 Points James Halliday Wine Companion 2020.
Bronze Medal 2011 Australian Sparkling Wine Show
Bronze Medal 2014 Aust Highlands Wine Show
Natalie Dare –
93 Points Halliday 2021
Cheers to sparkling shiraz with its dark spicy plums and a grind of pepper. The palate is fresh and lively, nicely tannic and dry. All in all, a terrific drink.
Published 01 August 2020