2013 SPARKLING SHIRAZ

METHODE TRADITIONNALLE Limited Release

At SnowDragon Wines we believe that a wine palate is as unique as a snowflake or a leafy sea dragon. These tasting notes describe the winemakers opinion, but we want you to ‘Taste the Dragon’ and decide for yourself.

Complex, rich and refreshingly dry.  Appreciate these sophisticated and celebratory streams of blackberry bubbles with special friends.

The 2012/2013 growing season at Emu Bay was ideal.  A wet winter and spring was followed by a cool and dry summer.  The fruit ripened quickly and was harvested in late March.  The resulting base wine “Shalin’s Shiraz” is stunning. Rated 95 Halliday points, it showcases SnowDragons deep crimson colour and delicious dark fruit.  It is our signature wine.

“Shalin’s Shiraz” was matured on new French and American oak for 2 years and then the sparkling wine spent another 3 and a half years gracefully developing on lees. After a long and slow second ferment in the skittle this Sparkling Shiraz is sensational.  The berry and plum are well integrated with spice and complimented by lovely, mouth filling tannins. Add a touch of vanilla sweetness to the complex savoury notes and you will discover an elegant and sophisticated wine lifted by a persistent bead of compact bubbles.  The finish has texture and length.

Brilliant to drink now but don’t be afraid to cellar for up to 10 years!

ALC 13.8% BY VOL l APPROX 8.3 STANDARD DRINKS l CONTAINS SULPHITES

Retail price: $47 per bottle

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