Australia’s love affair with sparkling reds, particularly Shiraz, is unique to the world of wine as no–one else really produces it. Strangely, it only seems to come out once a year, at Christmas time, but we feel that we should see more of this style of wine pioneered, particularly at Summer barbecues. This is a delicious example from Balgownie made with fruit from Bendigo and Heathcote. Dark fruit aromas backed up by chocolate and coffee it falls effortlessly onto the palate offering a real fizzy tang of fruit and coating the mouth in vibrant berried refreshment. A really good style, but please don’t wait till Christmas to open it
The colour is brilliant deep ruby red and the aromas are attractive rich raspberry and spice. The taste is delicious, with rich beautifully balanced sweet fruit. It finishes surprisingly dry and long.
Food Pairing: - Crisp roasted pork belly or your classic Christmas lunch, roast turkey.