2013

Cellar Door Release Sparkling Shiraz

A Sparkling Shiraz with rich aromas of blackberry, spice and liquorice.

Wine Analysis
  • Alcohol: 13.5%,
  • pH: 3.55
  • Acid level: 6.3g/L

The Wine

Sparkling red wines are made in numerous wine producing areas around the world, notably Champagne and Burgundy. Most winemakers choose to make these wines from Pinot Noir. No other country in the world makes sparkling wines from Shiraz grapes. Nor do they make sparkling wines as richly flavoured and full-bodied as Australian Sparkling Shiraz.

The Grape Variety

The fruit spent 12 months in old American oak before being bottled for its second fermentation. Following this fermentation, it spent two years resting on lees (dead yeast cells) to add further complexity. It was then disgorged, liqueured and recorked, all these processes taking place in the original bottle - i.e. traditional method. It has an alcohol of 13.5%, a pH of 3.55, and an acid level of 6.3g/L.