Wine Portfolio Sparkling
NV Sparkling Shiraz
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Sevenhill’s extensive plantings of Shiraz are marked by vine age that ranges from 20-160 years. These mature vines, combined with fruit from more recently planted blocks, provide fruit of great depth and diversity.
Predominantly made from the 2018 Vintage, which began at Sevenhill on February 27 and finished on April 10. Although spring and summer were very dry, rain at critical times during the growing and ripening season ensured sound development of the fruit. Warm days and cool nights leading into vintage and during the harvest allowed gentle development of the crop, which meant the fruit could be picked at optimum ripeness.
The Sparkling Shiraz is made by the Charmat method when the cuvée, yeast and sugar are put into a pressurised tank and secondary fermentation is undertaken, allowing retention of the natural carbon dioxide from the fermentation. The wine is bottled under pressure to retain the carbon dioxide, giving the wine its sparkling character.
This wine has bright primary fruit characteristics, blueberry and blackberry confectionery traits. Juicy, with a fine bead structure. Great with any celebration.