2007 Gatt Wines High Eden Sparkling Shiraz

Vineyard: 100% Estate grown Shiraz handpicked from Eden Springs/Gatt Vineyard. Beautiful cool climate country at High Eden, the pinnacle of Barossa. Altitude 460-515m

Season: The Barossa experienced a mild and dry season with frost reducing fruit quantities across the South Australian wine regions. Early ripening assisted with intense colour development and rich deep berry flavours.

Winemaking: Base wine fermented on skins and matured in oak before blending. Secondary fermentation via classic Charmat method. Liquored with vintage port bottles under pressure. Handcrafted to exacting quality standards. Matured 37 months in 100% seasoned American & French oak 300L barrels.

Appearance: Deep dark purple with fine and persistent beads.

Aroma/Bouquet: Beautifully fragrant chocolate notes, cherry blossom and liquorice drops.

Palate: Uniquely Australian Sparkling Shiraz with lively bubbles and a pleasant sweetness. Bursting with confected cherry, plum and black forest berries. Rich and creamy with spicy liquorice, cinnamon and vanilla bean notes.

Food Pairing: Richly flavoured dishes, red meats, turkey and game. Chocolate raspberry tart, Christmas pudding, Cheese plates and dried fruit.

Serve: Chilled from 4+ degrees

Alcohol: 13.3%

pH: 3.45

Acidity: 6.7g/L

Residual Sugar: 25g/L

Production: 870 dozen (750ml)

Cellar potential: up to 2030

Winemaker: David Norman

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