Rivage Sparkling Shiraz NV

$27

AWARDS

Most Successful Exhibitor under 300t
2012 Perth Royal Wine Show

Most Successful Exhibitor
2012 WA Boutique Wine Show

COLOUR

Deep purple with a purple hue.

NOSE

Aromas of robust blackberry with hints of liquorice, spice and dark cherries.

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Description

PALATE

This sparkling features a rich, earthy full-bodied palate with loads of berry and spice flavours.

WINEMAKING

The fruit was handpicked and chilled overnight before whole bunch pressing to minimise phenolic pickup. Fermentation was carried out in stainless steel tanks at 15°C. Once primary fermentation completed and the base wine fined and filtered, the second in-bottle fermentation is conducted. The bottled wines are left on lees for 12 months before disgorging and topping.

FOOD PAIRING

Great pairing with chocolate and sweet deserts. Try a traditional Christmas approach with turkey and cranberry sauce.

VINTAGE NOTES

The sparkling shiraz is non-vintage as we hold back small amounts of previous vintages to blend into the main vintage to give the sparkling wine a slight complexity and earthiness to the palate.

QUICK NOTES

VINTAGE
NV

WINEMAKERS
Coby Ladwig
Luke Eckersley
Brenden Smith

GRAPE VARIETY
Shiraz

BOTTLED
December 2012

GROWING AREA
Great Southern

ALC %/VOL
13.0 % v/v

TITRATABLE ACIDITY
6.5 g/l

pH
3.50

CELLAR POTENTIAL
3-4 years

OAK
N/A

MATURATION
N/A