Blue Pyrenees Sparkling Shiraz
$25.00 inc GST
The production of “Methode Traditionnelle” sparkling wines has been an integral part of the winemaking at Blue Pyrenees for many years. The Sparkling Shiraz expresses its “terroir” or where it comes from better than any other Blue Pyrenees sparkling. Select parcels of Shiraz are nominated in the vineyard and winery for sparkling wine production due to displaying prominent varietal and regional characters along with soft tannins and restrained alcohol. The Pyrenees grape-growing seasons are generally ideal for Shiraz, starting with winter rains, cool springs and summers, followed by warm autumns, perfect for ripening red grapes. Approximately 5 days primary fermentation on skins in open fermenters is followed by gentle pressing to tank and then racking off the yeast lees to small and large oak vats for 2 years oak maturation. Secondary bottle fermentation then occurs before another 1-2 years bottle maturation which allows integration of the fruit flavours, tannin, carbon dioxide and yeasty complexity. Finally riddling, disgorging and the ultimate fine tuning (dosage) for consumption takes place resulting in a spectacularly unique product.
Nose: The Pyrenees regional five spice notes, ripe plummy fruit, a hint of oak and mature chocolate characters make for an appealing aroma.
Mouth: The flavours generally follow on from the aromas with sweet spiced dark plum fruit up front, a rich chocolate confection mid-palate, and a lingering soft tannin, spicy dry finish.
AWARDS AND ACCOLADES
- Best Sparkling Red 2017 Australian Sparkling Wine Show
- Silver Medal 2019 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards
- Blue Gold 2019 Sydney International Wine Competition
- Gold Medal 2019 Wine Showcase Magazine
- Blue Gold 2017 Sydney International Wine Competition
- Gold Medal 2017 Sydney Royal Wine Show
Available in 3 packs