Moppity Vineyards Reserve Hilltops Sparkling Shiraz
Hands up if you like premium Sparkling Shiraz. Good, because we rarely get to see such an example that is equal to a fine table wine. This is the real deal. This is a wine style that is uniquely Australian but should be celebrated more often, in our opinion. What we love about this is the fact that it’s unashamedly prestigious and rich with a splash of Viognier added to lend texture and gloss. It’s laden with cherry fruit and heightened by aromas of spice, cracked pepper and blackberry. The palate is complex and complete offering up a swathe of effervescent black fruits. This is very accomplished Sparkling Shiraz that will cellar perfectly.
Co-fermentation with Viognier has added another dimension of complexity and refinement to the palate. This is an intensely flavoured wine with concentrated flavours of ripe cherry, blackberry, spices and cracked pepper. With a rich palate that's concentrated, complex, elegant and refined, this is a wonderful wine that showcases the diversity of the Hilltops as a region for ultra-premium red wines.