Selection of Sparkling Shiraz from Australia
13th January 2016
Sparkling Shiraz, which is sparkling red wine, is an Australian speciality. Although fizzy red wine might sound odd, it actually appeals to many peoples tastes – sales of Jacob’s Creek Sparkling Shiraz have risen 45% in the past year at Ocado.
The wine should be served slightly chilled.
Wyndham Estate Bin 555 Sparkling Shiraz – £11.59
The Wyndham Estate Bin 555 Sparkling Shiraz is a non-vintage wine. This skilfully blended wine utilises younger wines to impart lifted primary fruit characters with older wines to soften and add complexity.
Grant Burge – Sparkling Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon NV – £20.20
Elegant and lively with the big flavours of the nose carrying through to the palate. It has a creamy mousse and elegant mouthfeel finishing with a perfect balance of acidity and fruit sweetness.
Rockford Black Sparkling Shiraz – £69.09
One of the finest examples of a sparkling Shiraz, with lots of ripe blackcurrant and dark cherry fruit, supported by great acidity. Rockford are one of the most iconic and traditional of Australian producers.
Leasingham Classic Clare Sparkling Shiraz 1997 – £10.49
Deep ruby red with ripe berry fruit and spice aromas. Soft and full-bodied with black plum and subtle creamy oak flavours and a fine mousse. Try with game dishes.
Black Queen Sparkling Shiraz 2009 – £17.93
Beautifully deep in colour with a persistent fine bead. The bouquet shows hints of Satsuma, plum and black cherry leading to an explosion of dark exotic fruits on the palate. A very special sparkling red for times of celebration.
Château Tanunda Nightwatch Shiraz NV – buy here
The wine is vibrant and balanced with a soft, creamy, palate of strawberry and red cherry fruit flavours. The finish is fresh and lively with great length.
Schild Estate Barossa Valley Shiraz 2010 – buy here
Shows full, round and textural up front with juicy morello cherry and berry fruits flavours sitting alongside teasing glimpses of chocolate, all extending deep into the mid palate.
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