NV The Black Chook Sparkling Shiraz
Meet the crowd pleasing red fizz that is perfect for the warmer months!
A spicy sparkling shiraz of black pastilles flavours, tannin grip and sweet dosage. There is depth and character here, albeit without refined polish. points - Tyson Stelzer
Very well made and extremely drinkable. I would certainly buy a bottle. points - Tony Keys
A very likable wine, the lifted bouquet shows dark plum, raspberry coulis and floral characters with a hint of vanilla complexity. It is succulent and generous on the palate, and delivers excellent fruit richness backed by soft tannins. A fabulous sparkling shiraz, on the dry side, yet filled with sweet fruit flavours. 90 points - Sam Kim - Wine Orbit
There was a time when a whole host of sparkling reds appeared on the market but in recent years activity has slowed down. Great then to see this excellent drop crop up. NV RELEASE Yes! This is a great new introduction to the affordable sparkling red ranks. Bless its soul. It's clean, sweet, medium-bodied and fresh, its fruitiness dark and earthy. Neat price too. points - Campbell Mattinson - The Wine Front
How's it taste?
Sparkling Shiraz is a Aussie classic and this one is a ripper. Rich and luscious, it shows sweet dark fruits, fruit spice and subtle savoury notes. It is a wine of discovery, so go and discover – you will love the experience!
How was it made?
Sun-ripened vibrant blackberries now tuned with liquorice and white pepper notes.
Who made it?
The Black Chook is the coming together of Penny’s Hill ‘boys’ Ben Riggs and Tony Parkinson. As they were looking around for a name for the first Shiraz Viognier, an obviously interested black chook stopped in its unplanned tracks, lingering, as only chooks do, just long enough for the penny to drop. For its trouble, they immortalised that single Black Chook. The fruit for The Black Chook is sourced from two South Australian wine regions, McLaren Vale and Langhorne Creek. Ben Riggs makes wines that are flavoursome and affordable using grape varietals such as Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Viognier, Grenache and Shiraz. The wines are mostly table wines, however, he does produce a rather fruity sparkling Shiraz.
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