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Chandon Sparkling Pinot Noir Shiraz

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Cracka Review

Usually a sparkling red is made of 100% shiraz, but this one has pinot noir in the mix. It's a graceful red fizz that shows plenty of strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and soft spice on the nose, whilst the palate is fruity with some subtle sweetness, a fine bubble, friendly acidity, and a smooth, vanilla-edged finish. Great value if you like your bubblies red and rich.

Winemaker's Notes

A unique and delicious interpretation of the Australian classic, this pinot noir-led sparkling red wine is a great companion to food and friends.

The nose offers an array of dark berry fruit aromas, from ripe cherries, blackberries and blackcurrants through to sweet blueberries. Sweet spice notes of liquorice, cinnamon and cloves echo throughout the full, rich, and mouthfilling palate. The bubbles from the prise de mousse add softness and weight to the middle palate with fine chalky tannins contributing structure and length and a bright, persistent and savoury finish.

The grapes for the Sparkling Pinot Shiraz were sourced from a diverse range of cool climate viticultural sites within Victoria. Pinot noir, which makes up approximately 70% of the blend, was sourced from the Green Point vineyard in the Yarra Valley, as well as our vineyard in Strathbogie. Dedicated growers in the premium cool climate regions of Victoria, including Heathcote, Yarra Valley, and the Pyrenees, supplied shiraz that provides structure and fine tannins to the final blend. Vineyards are planted to varying densities depending on the soil type, with an average yield of 10-12 tonnes per hectare. Most of the selected vineyards are trained to the standard vertical shoot positioning trellis to optimise flavour and tannin development.

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Chandon Sparkling Pinot Noir Shiraz

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James Halliday says
Made using the Traditional Method, the percentages of the Pinot Noir/Shiraz aren't stated, nor any details regarding age. The move from McLaren Vale to cool-grown Vic shiraz (and Yarra pinot) has resulted in a much finer and better-balanced sparkling wine - indeed, the finest on the market, and excellent value.
2011
Australian Wine Companion 2012
94

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