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“Blue Pyrenees Estate is consistently one of the best value red-wine producers in the country—to say nothing of its superb sparkling wines. The prices are a gift.”
Huon Hooke

NV Blue Pyrenees Sparkling Shiraz

Cellar Door
$26.00
Club
$20.80
Varieties
Shiraz
Vintage
NV
Country
Australia
Region
Pyrenees
Alcohol
14.4%
Bottle size
750 mL
Drinking Window
2015 - 2020

Awards

Title
Best Sparkling Red
Year
2017
Event
Australian Sparkling Wine Show
Title
Blue Gold
Year
2017
Event
Sydney International Wine Competition
Title
Gold Medal
Year
2017
Event
Sydney Royal Wine Show
Description

RRP: $32.00
CELLAR DOOR: $26.00
WINE CLUB: $20.80

Eyes

Deep ruby red with a youthful hue.

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.

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 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.

Comments

Caroline Isles

Absolutely LOVE this drink. I am not usually a sparkling drinker but this is awesome! Try It! (Problem is you can't just stop at 1)

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Reviews

James Halliday's 2018 Wine Companion - Professional

Black plum skin and black cherry fruit express the character of Pyrenees shiraz, with hints of savoury spice and pepper. Firm, astringent tannins provide grip to the finish, with sweet dosage sitting disjoint.

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