Sparkling Shiraz Durif bottle

2014

Sparkling Shiraz Durif

Per Bottle
$28.00

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Case Of 6
$168.00

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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

Vintage 2014 was relatively interesting and after frost early in the season, it panned out quite well for both our white and red wines. Spring saw average weather conditions followed by a hot, dry spell during late summer. The early frost decreased our yields but careful management of the vines including timely watering during a particularly hot period in late January, kept the vines stress free and in excellent condition.

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

Varieties 70% Shiraz, 30% Durif
Region Rutherglen, North East Victoria
Harvest date March 2014
Release date January 2016
Alcohol 14%
Oak treatment Nil
Total acid 5.6g/L
Residual sugar approx 32g/L


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