NV Blue Pyrenees Estate Sparkling Shiraz

NV Blue Pyrenees Estate Sparkling Shiraz

Johan Axlund

"Great value sparkling Shiraz. Clean and long finish, and not too sweet"

Johan Axlund

Felix Gentle

"Oak, spice and blackberry. Ripe, dark fruits and nice level of fizz."

Felix Gentle

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Johan Axlund

"Great value sparkling Shiraz. Clean and long finish, and not too sweet"

Johan Axlund

Felix Gentle

"Oak, spice and blackberry. Ripe, dark fruits and nice level of fizz."

Felix Gentle

$22.99 per bottle
Bottles
4 payments of $5.75 with More info
Taste Guarantee
Love it or your money back*
Free Delivery
On orders Over $300*

It makes sense that a sparkling winemaker of the calibre of Blue Pyrenees can make great sparkling Shiraz too. But this is a real surprise. So much purple fruit, licorice and then more purple fruit. It's a luscious and soft fizzy red with real character

Tech stuff

14.5
Pyrenees
NV
Cork
Cellar to 0
750ml

Light

Full

How's it taste?

A great value sparkling Shiraz. Generous black fruits on the nose, with baking spices and mocha oak notes. The palate brings a mouth-filling mousse delivering ripe dark fruits and a long savoury finish. Recommended

How was it made?

The production of “Methode Traditionnelle” sparkling wines has been an integral part of the winemaking at Blue Pyrenees for many years. The Sparkling Shiraz expresses its “terroir” or where it comes from better than any other Blue Pyrenees sparkling. Select parcels of Shiraz are nominated in the vineyard and winery for sparkling wine production due to displaying prominent varietal and regional characters along with soft tannins and restrained alcohol. The Pyrenees grape growing seasons are generally ideal for Shiraz, starting with winter rains, cool springs and summers, followed by warm autumns, perfect for ripening red grapes. Approximately 5 days primary fermentation on skins in open fermenters, is followed by gentle pressing to tank and then racking off the yeast lees to small and large oak vats for 2 years oak maturation. Secondary bottle fermentation then occurs before another 1-2 years bottle maturation which allows integration of the fruit flavours, tannin, carbon dioxide and yeasty complexity. Finally riddling, disgorging and the ultimate fine tuning (dosage) for consumption takes place resulting in a spectacularly unique product.

Who made it?

Blue Pyrenees Estate, (formerly the Chateau Remy), was founded by Remy Martin in 1963. Passionate about discovering the potential for sparkling wine in cool climate conditions, the presence of Remy Martin in Australia paved the way for the likes of Champagne Houses Moet and Chandon as well as Louis Roederer to purchase vineyards and produce wine in Australia. Set amidst the idyllic blue-hued Pyrenees range in Western Victoria, the estate was later purchased in 2002 by Chris Smales and Andrew Koerner along with a small group of Sydney businessmen who continue to craft subtle and thought provoking styles from Pyrenees fruit. True to their origins, they are still producing beautiful sparkling wines too. A happy medium between ample sunshine and cool southern ocean winds ensures Blue Pyrenees grapes ripen at moderate temperatures, yielding vibrant fruit flavours. Various soil types are found at the Estate including brown sandy loam, gravel beds, rocky quartz, sandstone and clay. This diverse range ensures a dynamic range of wines with distinct flavour profiles. The Blue Pyrenees range includes Sparkling, Varietal and Reserve ranges as well as the Richardson and Museum series.

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