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NV Blue Pyrenees Sparkling Shiraz

Cellar Door
$28.00
Club
$21.00
Varieties
Shiraz
Viognier
Vintage
NV
Country
Australia
Region
Pyrenees
Alcohol
14.5%
Bottle size
750 mL
Drinking Window
2020 - 2023

Description

RRP: $34.00
CELLAR DOOR: $28.00
WINE CLUB: $21.00

Eyes

Deep ruby red with a youthful hue.

Nose

The Pyrenees regional five spice notes, ripe plummy fruit, a hint of oak & 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 & a lingering soft tannin, spicy dry finish.

Winemaking Notes

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 18 months 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.

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Reviews

Angus Hughson
Winepilot.com - Professional

This example from Blue Pyrenees is a crowd-pleasing style with its generous mulberry and blackberry fruits with subtle spice plus an attractive earthy, vanillin edge from extended oak maturation.

91

James Halliday
Halliday - Professional
https://www.winecompanion.com.au/wineries/victoria/pyrenees/blue-pyrenees-estate/wines/sparkling/sparkling/sparkling-shiraz/sparkling-shiraz

The adequate dosage (29g/l) is needed to put face power on the tannins.

85

Huon Hooke
The Real Review - Professional

Deep, bright youthful purple/red colour. Very fresh, youthful, bold plummy and spicy aromas, with traces of star anise and pepper, the palate light to medium-bodied and softly-textured, with mild, gentle tannins and real elegance. A very attractive and very accessible style of sparkling red.

92

Steve Leszcynski
Qwine - Professional

Sparkling Shiraz is SO Australian but the shame is that it is pigeon holed as a Christmas Day drink. Surely we can do better than 1 out of 365? Check out this great value beauty and perhaps your afternoon drinks with friends may change course.
Generous with blue and purple fruit, there’s and dab of sweetness with licks of cedar, and dare I say, Christmas cake.

93

Regan Drew
THECHRONICLE.COM.AU - Professional

Australia does this better than any other country. Best for Christmas Day ham and/
or Turkey, chocolate desserts or a bacon and egg roll at brunch.
Blue Pyrenees, Sparkling Shiraz, Pyrenees, NV Blue plum flesh, warm chocolate, clove and baking spices. Generous red fruit flavour shines with shaved chocolate
depth. A broad mousse chased with cleansing freshness.

91

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