Cienna is a grape variety that was 'invented' right here in Oz, and is a cross between the Spanish sumoll grape and cab sav. This is a full-on sparkling style that would serve as a low-alcohol alternative to a sparkling Rose. Lots of bright, sweet red berries jump around the nose hairs, along with a smidgen of dried herbs. The palate is bubbly, a bit sweet and buttery, with loads of strawberry flavours and a soft, juicy finish. It wouldn't be out of place with a lamb korma.
The Cienna Rosso follows on from the great success we have had with our frizzante Cienna. It is a full sparkling wine which boasts a vibrant magenta red colour and a bubble that almost jumps out of the glass. Fresh raspberries and strawberries dominate the nose along with a distinct leafy note hinting at Cienna’s Cabernet parentage. It has a creamy palate with plenty of natural acidity and juicy flavours reminiscent of summer berries in a glass. Enjoy it young and well chilled.
This lively and vibrant sparkling red wine is great on its own but would also be delicious with a spicy beef curry and basmati rice. Alternatively, try it with a dessert like fresh berry meringue, double cream and a raspberry coulis.