I have to admit, since living in Aussie, I’ve really got into my sparkling reds. Plus they just seem so festive around this time of year. Are you a sparkling red fan?
I received this sample of the Taltarni Vineyards 2017 Sparkling Shiraz recently (thank you!) and it was the perfect tipple to enjoy while putting up the Christmas decorations. And yes that’s a wine cork wreath on our door.
This 100% Shiraz bubbles was fermented in small open-top fermenters and kept on skins for 8 days. It was hand-plunged with pump overs until it was gently pressed. Once pressed it was then aged in French oak barriques for 12 months before being prepared for triage.
A lot of effort for a $26 bottle hey? And oh my does it taste good!
It’s a deep black plum colour in the glass. Notes of vanilla infused berries and cedar wood rise up from the glass. While in the mouth it has a very smooth mousse with blueberries, vanilla, black currant and bramble fruits coming through. It’s medium bodied but delicate and well balanced. Nice and dry too.
This wine was sent to me as a sample, I was under no obligation to post about it.
All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!