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Paringa Sparkling Shiraz 2018

Overview

A deep mauve in color with a crimson hue. The nose is complex and earthy: rich leather, prunes, caramelized dates, coffee, black currant, meaty, wine gums and some toasty brown spice. These aromas are supported on the palate by red berries, plums and chocolate. The ripe fruits and chocolate mingle on the creamy palate. Saucy, savory characters add to the complexity with balanced tannins and sweetness to help round off the finish.

Wine Facts

Winemaker Notes
The grapes come from 15-year-old vines grown in a sub-surface limestone layer beneath sandy loam topsoil. Paringa Sparkling Shiraz gets its “fizz” (carbonation) not from secondary fermentation but from the process of dissolving carbon dioxide in a liquid. The process involved carbon dioxide under high pressure. When reduced, the carbon dioxide is released from the solution as small bubbles, which cause the liquid to become effervescent. The CO2 gas is exogenous. It is continuously added to the wine stream, which has already been stabilized and chilled to -2°C. The CO2 comes from a reserve tank, which holds the gas at high pressure and only “food grade” CO2 is


Serving Hints
Best served icy cold in a flute glass. This versatile wine can be enjoyed as an aperitif or with a wide variety of dishes like: bacon & eggs for breakfast; turkey with cranberry sauce at lunch; a medium spiced curry for dinner. Then a chocolate fondue or a cheese platter for desert. Ideal serving temperature 8oC to 10oC.



PRODUCER: The ARH Australian Wine Company
COUNTRY: Australia
REGION: South Australia
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Shiraz
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 35.2 g/l
TOTAL ACIDITY: 7.1 g/l
pH: 3.53
ALCOHOL: 14%


Press Highlights

2013: 'Besy Buy' - Wine & Spirits, Aug. 2015
2012: 'Best Buy' – Wine & Spirits, Feb. 2014

 
 
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