NV Blue Pyrenees Sparkling Shiraz
- Cellar Door
- Bottle size
- 750 mL
- Drinking Window
- 2020 - 2023
CELLAR DOOR: $28.00
WINE CLUB: $21.00
Deep ruby red with a youthful hue.
The Pyrenees regional five spice notes, ripe plummy fruit, a hint of oak & mature chocolate characters make for an appealing aroma.
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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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.
The adequate dosage (29g/l) is needed to put face power on the tannins.
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.
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.
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.