Garbin Estate NV Sparkling Rose
Everyone loves a good rose, and why wouldn’t you! Plus I think rose is perfect for Christmas time as red is one of the official colours of the season after all.
This rose is made from Shiraz and sells for $17 a bottle from the cellar door which is currently undergoing reno’s so you’ll have to stop by and have a squizz sometime. I love the big doors into the cellar door, it has such a rustic yet royal vibe to it.
This bubbles really is quite a deep red on the eye with a subtle brown tinge to it. It looks like the cough syrup for adults (I am sure it is good for you too)! On the nose I pick up lovely aromas of black cherries, bramble fruits and a touch of spicy black pepper. The palate seemed to follow in the footsteps of the aromas with fresh cherries, blueberries and a touch of anise. What I really like about this wine is the interesting flavours and aromas, it really is a unique wine which I think would go fabulousy with a BBQ on Boxing Day as you wind down from the Christmas celebrations.
If you are a die-hard ‘The 25 Swan Valley Sparkling Wines of Christmas’ fan then you may have seen that Garbin Estate actually featured on December 4th with their Gold Leaf Sparkling Semillon!! This limited edition bubbles is just out for the Christmas season and is $50 a pop.
About Garbin Estate Wines
Garbin Estate was established in 1956 by Duje Garbin who immigrated to Western Australia from the Dalmatian Coast. The business has since been passed onto son, Peter and his wife Katrina who has taken Garbin Estate from being a bulk producer to making boutique red, white, sparkling and fortified wines.
The Garbin’s have spent a lot of time over the past 15 years on upgrading their winery equipment, establishing a vineyard in Gingin (90 minutes from the Perth CBD) and doing up their processing area and cellar door. The cellar door was currently being updated in October when I visited, so I am looking forward to seeing the updates next time I go back.
I was really excited that the Garbin’s wanted to be a part of this project as in terms of sparkling wines in the Swan Valley they are specialists, having been specialising in methode traditionelle for the last 6 years! Peter and Katrina also offer a contract methode champenoise disgorging and riddling service to many other wineries in the Valley.
Contact Garbin Estate Wines
- Garbin Estate Wines website
- Garbin Estate Wines Facebook page
- Address: 209 Toodyay Road, Middle Swan 6056 WA
- Phone: (08) 9274 1747
- Email: [email protected]