Black Beauty Sparkling Shiraz (2019 Disgorged)
Sparkling Shiraz is a traditional Barossa indulgence, and our Beauty Block is the perfect fruit source to produce this homage to the style; rich in flavour with a delightful air of elegance.
Shiraz co-fermented with Viognier - Single Estate.
B Block: Deep red clay loam | Eastern bank of Greenock Creek | Low topographical position | Shaded Morning | North-south oriented rows
Upshot: Ripe yet elegant fruit | Soft tannins | Lifted aromatics
Primary Fermentation: De-stemmed | Combined with wet Viognier skins (3%) | ⅓ fermented off skins in oak | ⅔ chilled with 1-2 pump-overs per day | Basket pressed
Oak: French – 35% new, 65% old | Natural malolactic fermentation | 25 months maturation
Secondary Fermentation: In bottle post yeast inoculation | 12 months on lees
Tech. Analysis: Alcohol: 14.5% | pH: 3.59 | Acid: 6.8g/L | RS: <1.0g/L
Disgorged: November 2019 | Released: December 2019 | Enjoy: Now to 2029
Profile: Blackberry | Blackcurrant | Plum | Turkish Delight | Cured Meat | Freshly Baked Bread
Texture: Fine, even bead | Soft tannins | Balanced acidity | Dry finish
Animal: Red-bellied Black Snake
Vehicle: Ferrari F8 Spider
Musical: Timpani Drum