Four Secrets Shiraz Sparkling - Stellenbosch Vineyards (6/case) (R84/BOTTLE)
Reasons to choose this:
A sparkling option that isn't cloyingly sweet, but not bone dry either, with vanilla, pepper and red berry notes.
This wine is ideal on its own, or paired with any cheese or dessert.
Full ripe fruit was handpicked in the third week of March 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 and fermented in stainless steel tank for 10 days. Cold soaking was allowed for 3 days prior to fermentation and for 3 days post maturation, on the skins after fermentation. The wine was aged in 300-litre French oak barrels (50% barrels was first fill and 50% was second fill). Barrel selection was done to select the best barrels from each vintage and was then blended.
The Four Secrets Shiraz Sparkling has red berry, vanilla and black pepper flavours to excite the nose. Well considered barrel maturation balances the upfront fruit flavours and the palate follows through with a lingering finish of berries, spice and beautifully integrated oak.
This wine would be great to enjoy now, but could be enjoyed up to 3 years from vintage.
Alcohol Volume (%):11.5 %