Barossa - Eden Valley Sparkling Riesling
Sparkling Riesling is a new wine style introduced by Chaffey Bros. as the first Eden Valley Sparkling Riesling. It is light, crisp and refreshingly aromatic; very much like the Italian Prosecco - simply delicious!
Vineyard: Grown from old vines in the Fechner family vineyard located in the northern end of Eden Valley, known as Moculta. Vineyard: 380m
Season: Eden Valley received good winter rains which set the growing season off to a good start. Flowering was consistent with bunches setting well and generous quantities expected. Summer was warm and dry with the added benefit of Eden Valley's high altitude allowing cool evening's and breezes to assist with wine grapes maintaining freshness and high levels of natural acidity
Winemaking: A blend of Riesling 80%, Kerner and Gewurztraminer, co-fermented and finished with a superfine bubble.
Appearance: Pale straw in colour.
Aroma/Bouquet: Subtle aromas of tropical fruits.
Palate: Mineral notes of fresh flint, white peaches and zesty lemons explode from the glass. A light fizz on the palate that lifts this wine to a third dimension, light and refreshing.
Food Pairing: Shellfish, spicy cuisine & cheese platters.Alcohol: 12%
Barossa - Eden Valley Sparkling Red Blend
A joint venture between great mates brings together a blend of Shiraz, Cabernet, Merlot & Cabernet Franc. Colin Forbes & the lovable Bob McLean loved sharing a sparkling red, it is the essential wine to have in any Barossan fridge.
Vineyard: Bob's Shiraz grapes were grown in the Menglers Hill region of Eden Valley, a superb place to seek Barossa views from the lookout area. The Shiraz grapes were dry grown and hand picked before barrel aging for three years. As with the Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet from Colin Forbes vineyard, these were hand picked, pressed, left on skins with added heat from the fermentation to extract intense colour and barrel aged before the selection was attained for the wine making.
Wine Making: The wine grapes were barrel aged by Colin & Bob for the perfect blend and placed in bottle for a traditional method sparkling red. After 9 months of hand nurturing to create this delicious bubbles the wine was ready to be enjoyed.
Appearance: Rich crimson in colour.
Aroma/Bouquet: Raspberry characters and rich black fruits with a touch of tawny on the nose showing, due to dosage.
Palate: A lingering dark fruit basket with a touch of tawny goodness.
Food Pairing: Barbecue lamb chops, Christmas Turkey or Pudding and dark chocolate raspberry tarts to name a few. A sparkling red wine is the chefs choice!
Residual Sugar: NA
Cellar potential: 10+ years
Winemaker: Colin Forbes & Bob McLean
Barossa - Eden Valley Sparkling Shiraz
Sparkling Shiraz Six Pack - $149 or $24.83 bottle price!
2007 Gatt Wines 100% barrel aged Shiraz (36 months), carefully crafted to produce a sparkling red wine; an essential addition to any Barossa pantry.
Served chilled and pair with full flavoured dishes. This single vineyard sparkling offers intensity with deep dark red fruits and gentle mineral spritz. The aromas are of Christmas pudding, along with sweet spices, nutmeg and blackberries. A dense palate of dark red fruits, rich Couverture chocolate on the scale of 70%+.