WHY’S THIS WINE FOR YOU?
Is there a more iconically Australian wine than Sparkling Shiraz? It takes our favourite full-bodied red and makes it palatable and delicious on a hot summer’s day – the best of both worlds. Blue Pyrenees has a long list of credentials for crafting affordable yet delicious sparkling wines in Australia, and their Sparkling Shiraz is one of the best. Made from selected parcels and spending two years in oak for richness, the resulting wine is overflowing with dark chocolate, mocha, cherry and notes of black plum with soft, ripe tannins. This is everything we love about Sparkling Shiraz at a price that we love too.
HOW’S IT TASTE?
A great value sparkling Shiraz. Generous black fruits on the nose, with baking spices and mocha oak notes. The palate brings a mouth-filling mousse delivering ripe dark fruits and a long savoury finish. Recommended
HOW WAS IT MADE?
The production of “Methode Traditionnelle” sparkling wines has been an integral part of the winemaking at Blue Pyrenees for many years. The Sparkling Shiraz expresses its “terroir” or where it comes from better than any other Blue Pyrenees sparkling. Select parcels of Shiraz are nominated in the vineyard and winery for sparkling wine production due to displaying prominent varietal and regional characters along with soft tannins and restrained alcohol. The Pyrenees grape growing seasons are generally ideal for Shiraz, starting with winter rains, cool springs and summers, followed by warm autumns, perfect for ripening red grapes. Approximately 5 days primary fermentation on skins in open fermenters, is followed by gentle pressing to tank and then racking off the yeast lees to small and large oak vats for 2 years oak maturation. Secondary bottle fermentation then occurs before another 1-2 years bottle maturation which allows integration of the fruit flavours, tannin, carbon dioxide and yeasty complexity. Finally riddling, disgorging and the ultimate fine tuning (dosage) for consumption takes place resulting in a spectacularly unique product.