Sparkling Shiraz is a unique Australian wine style, first developed in South Australia in the late 1800s.
Intensely flavoured Shiraz grapes from old-low yielding vines create this wine inspired by the groundbreaking ‘Sparkling Burgundy’ of the 1950s – one of Australia’s unique contributions to the wine world. Named after the Queen of Sheba, this Black Queen is deep.
It was named The Black Queen in honour of the Queen of Sheba, a woman of great richness, beauty and power, much like the attributes of this wine.
Fermented on skins for 7 – 10 days, pressed, clarified and then matured for 12 months in older French oak hogsheads. The base wine was then bottle-fermented and aged on its yeast lees for two years.
Beautifully deep in colour with a persistent fine bead. The bouquet shows hints of mulberry and black cherry leading to an explosion of dark, exotic fruits on the palate- a very special sparkling red for times of celebration.