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Paringa Sparkling Shiraz 2016


Paringa Sparkling Shiraz has a saturated deep burgundy color with a crimson hue and an abundance of aromas that include fresh black current preserves, with dark strawberry and blackberry jam that are surrounded by underlying hints of butterscotch, menthol and spice. The palate is lively, refreshing and medium-bodied, comprising of sweet berry fruits, ripe plums and cassis, with hints of chocolate, molasses, caraway seed and fennel. The origin of the “fizz” has ensured that the grape’s fresh, fruity character has been retained through to the finished wine. There is a perlage of fine bubbles that lifts the fruit and spice characters, ending with an attractive, long finish.

Wine Facts

Winemaker Notes
The grapes come from 14 year-old vines grown in a sub-surface limestone layer beneath a sandy loam topsoil. The wine is matured in French oak for a short period of time. Carbonation is the process of dissolving carbon dioxide in a liquid and involves carbon dioxide under high pressure. When the pressure is reduced, the carbon dioxide is released from the solution as small bubbles, which causes the solution to become effervescent. There is no secondary fermentation. The excess gas in the wine is compressed upon bottling, and effervescence will appear when the bottle is opened. At the saturator outlet, the wine is immediately bottled with a counter-pressure filler. The wine is then disgorged and a small amount of "liqueur" (sweetener) is added.

Serving Hints
An ideal anytime wine; served chilled. Great as an aperitif, with bacon at brunch or with chocolate desserts.

PRODUCER: The ARH Australian Wine Company
COUNTRY: Australia
REGION: Riverland
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Shiraz
pH: 3.54
ALCOHOL: 12.5%

Press Highlights

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

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