Shiraz makes a sparkling debut
15 Jun 2018
Sevenhill Cellars has expanded its sparkling wine offering with the addition of a Sparkling Shiraz.
The introduction of the new sparkling red joins our popular Sparkling Riesling, which was introduced to the Sevenhill portfolio with the 2013 vintage.
Shiraz was selected by winemaker Liz Heidenreich for the sparkling red, as the rich character of Sevenhill’s mature Shiraz vineyards provide wonderful fruit for the style.
Produced from a blend of the 2014, 2015 and 2016 vintages, the combination of three years gives complexity from age, but also freshness from the younger parcel. Following fermentation, some aged stock of vintage fortifief shiraz was added to provide blance and a touch of sweetness.
The Sparkling Shiraz is made in the Charmat method, which involves secondary fermentation in a pressurised tank to add a sparkling character.
The palate is rich and fresh, with many layes of complexity, finishing with fruit-cake spice.
Sparkling Shiraz is a wine that can be enjoyed year-round, but it is often associated with the festive season when it goes perfectly with turkey and ham.
To purchase the NV Sparkling Shiraz, go to www.sevenhil.com.au/wine-portfolio/nv-sparkling-shiraz