Hailing from the Wendouree Vineyard
The 2010 Sparkling Shiraz is drawn from the Clare Valley from grapes of dry grown, low yielding vines, half of which were planted in 1919. Following ageing in old oak for four years the base wine was re-fermented in bottle, creating an exceptional sparkling wine that balances power with finesse. Drink now or cellar for further complexity. Serve chilled
“Sparkling shiraz grown on 1919 plantings at Wendouree. Or at least a large-ish part of the wine comes off these vines. It was aged in old oak for four years before being re-fermented in bottle. It was disgorged last August.
It’s a particularly elegant version of a sparkling red. It has aged characters but it also seems startlingly fresh. These factors make for an alarmingly quaffable wine; a few glasses just seem to disappear before you know it. Redcurrant, boysenberry, plum, leather and mint. Perhaps a whisper of game. Some tannin too; it certainly feels like there’s good scaffolding here, within a juicy context. It’s fresh, lively and absolutely delicious.” – 93 Points Campbell Mattinson