Forbes & Forbes Red Letter Day Eden Valley Sparkling Red

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!

Alcohol: 14.5%

pH: NA

Acidity: NA

Residual Sugar: NA

Production: NA

Cellar potential: 10+ years

Winemaker: Colin Forbes & Bob McLean

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