NV Rumball Sparkling Shiraz
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The Rumball Sparkling Reds continue the tradition of offering a style that is unique to the world of wine. It’s believed that it was once made in France but today it’s only Australia who has made it their own. This is very much the Rumball house style made with Shiraz grapes from Coonawarra. Vibrant Shiraz fruit ensures a smooth, rounded palate. The Shiraz lends depth and complexity to the finish and makes this wine a prime candidate for dishes such as duck and turkey.
Rumball Sparkling Shiraz is elegant with full fruit and strong Shiraz varietal character. It has a soft, smooth palate and is a great wine to complement full flavoured foods. The Coonawarra Shiraz gives the palate a long fruit finish with a roundness and depth to the middle palate. Try this wine with roast duck, kangaroo, buffalo and quail. Or as an alternative, with strong cheeses such as Stilton, Blue Vein or Parmesan.
Rumball Awards and Accolades
"Silver Medal", Shiraz du Monde 2010, France, June 2010.
"Look out for an assault on your senses! Your taste buds will probably take a minute or two to adjust but I guarantee you will be reaching for a second slug. Winemaker Peter Rumball rightly suggests that this is a uniquely Australian wine style. The rich, ripe shiraz fruit is balanced by the wine’s acidity. It’s full bodied, a little dry, spicy and beautiful to drink." Gold Coast Panache - Wayne Steele, December 2009