Sparkling_ShirazDurif_2016

2016

Sparkling Shiraz Durif

Per Bottle
$28.00
Case Of 6
$168.00

Our sparkling red is the perfect complement to any special occasion, or ideal with Christmas turkey and New Year celebrations. Also makes a great accompaniment to a brunch get-together, serve with asparagus, pork and potato omelette.

Up to 5 years, but perfect for drinking now.

Shiraz [shee-rahz], Durif [dyoor-if; DUR-if]

 
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Vintage Conditions

The 2016 growing season got underway quickly shot after Rutherglen received average winter rainfall,
whilst most of the rest of Victoria received very little rain. Budburst was normal, however October was
6°C above average and the vines grew strongly after the perfect start.The vines kept ahead of the average
schedule with a fine, dry October and November. From then on, summer featured slightly above
average temperatures, and was dry with perfect ripening conditions. Vintage started slightly early but
finished four weeks earlier than average - it was a very compressed vintage. There were constant warm
days, without too many days over 40°C. In summary, the season was ideal for growing grapes and the
outcome is an above average year in Rutherglen for most varieties. The reds in particular look strong.

Tasting Notes

Made from two of Rutherglen’s iconic red grape varieties in a blend of Shiraz and Durif, we have added the ‘sparkles’ via the traditional ‘methode champenoise’, with secondary fermentation in the bottle. Fresh fruit flavours and aromas of pepper, spice, chocolate and anise fill the mouth and then linger with a subtle touch of residual fruit sweetness. This wine is a mouthful of flavour and fizz, and is the perfect complement to any celebratory occasion.

Winemaking

Separate batches of Shiraz and Durif wines were selected and blended to produce a fresh, fruit driven and intensely flavoured dry red base wine with great balance and soft rounded tannins. The wine was then bottled with a touch of sugar and yeast, and allowed to undergo secondary fermentation to produce the ‘fizz’. It was left to sit for nine months before the removal of the yeast and dosage or ‘sweetening’ with a small amount of liqueured port added for complexity.

Wine Detail & Analysis

Varities: 75% Shiraz, 25% Durif

Region: Rutherglen, North
East Victoria
Harvest date: 15 February 2016
Release date: April 2018
Alcohol: 12.7%
Oak treatment: 18 months
used oak
Total acid:7.9
PH: 3.59
Residual sugar:


Additional Information

Weight 0.75 kg
Dimensions 10 x 10 x 35 cm
Quantity

x Case 6, Per Bottle, Case of 3, Case of 6, Case of 12, Case of 24