Christmas celebrations seem even more special with a Barossa Shiraz on the table. For the festive season we have put together one of our number one requests!
Sparkling Shiraz Six Pack - $149 or $24.83 bottle price!
Featuring the 2007 Gatt Wines 100% barrel aged Shiraz (36 months), this sparkling wine is an essential addition to any Barossa Christmas table. Served chilled, this single vineyard vintage sparkling offers intensity unlike many sparkling red wines. Deep dark red fruits, explode from the glass with 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%+ and liquorice drops are just some flavours you will discover.
Welcome your guests with a cheerful glass of Gatt Wine Sparkling Shiraz. Serve with grilled Lamb cutlets and basil pesto, Raspberry and chocolate tart, Christmas pudding or the quintessential roast Turkey with lashings of gravy and cranberry sauce.
The choices are endless with this mouth-watering red wine, but one thing for sure, Sparkling Shiraz will be a talking point of you festive celebrations.
Merry Christmas wine lovers!
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
Residual Sugar: 25g/L
Production: 870 dozen (750ml)
Cellar potential: up to 2030
Winemaker: David Norman
Barossa - Eden Valley Shiraz
Vineyard: Situated in the northern end of Eden Valley is the family owned and operated vineyard of Garden & Field. The site is spectacular which takes in a landscape of rolling hills with vineyards dotted in the distance. Planted on own roots and established as a non- irrigated site, with a southerly aspect. Elevation of 390m consisting of ancient volcanic soil, red brown earth, ironstone, quartz and schist rock lay over clay & limestone.
Season: A dry start to the vintage growing season with expected cooler evenings and seasonal late frosts. Due to the site elevation and vineyard establishment, little frost settled on the grape vines. A warm start to the summer season ensured a strong and healthy canopy structure. Along with warm weather, rain arrived and was higher than expected throughout January and February. The Shiraz grapes were not affected by this due to no irrigation established on site and allowed the Shiraz grapes to ripen with full colour and flavour intensity.
Wine making: Hand-picked Shiraz was gently basket pressed on site with a small amount of bunches with berries to ferment on skins for 4-6 weeks until fermented dry. Traditional handmade and tended, reminiscent of yesteryear before maturing in seasoned French oak for 22 months. When bottled the wine was cellared to rest for a further six months prior to release.
Appearance: Deep crimson brick red with purple hue
Aroma/Bouquet: Aromas of black cherry, mocha and exotic spices with concentrated depth.
Palate: French oak dances around the elegant red and blue berries with dark chocolate and espresso coffee notes, finishing with layers of concentrated fruit, spice and savory integrated tannin.
Food Pairing: Wagyu Beef, slow cooked Beef cheeks with root vegetables or dark chocolate Raspberry tart.
Residual Sugar: NA
Production: 35 dozen (750ml)
Cellar potential: now - 2040+
Wine maker: Peter Raymond
Barossa - Eden Valley Shiraz
Vineyard: Eden Hall vineyard is situated on the estate site of Avon Brae at an altitude of 450m. Springton Shiraz is selected from parcels of Shiraz fruit to showcase the vineyard site. The vineyard rows are established north to south to maximise quality for best vineyard management. Terroir is resting over fractured rock and sandy loam on a deep clay base.
Season: A dry start to the vintage growing season with expected cooler evenings and seasonal late frosts. Due to the site elevation and vineyard establishment, little frost settled on the grape vines. A warm start to the summer season ensured a strong and healthy canopy structure. Along with warm weather, rain arrived and was higher than expected throughout January and February. The Shiraz grapes were noted for deep colour and flavour intensity.
Wine making: NA
Appearance: Deep crimson-red.
Aroma/Bouquet: Savoury spice, blackberries and black pepper on the nose.
Palate: Concentrated berry fruits and lifted ripe plums with prunes give way to fine, dusty tannin and black cherry. Cured meats are intertwined with an array of berries leading to a smooth, luscious and fruity - medium bodied.
Food Pairing: Home made beef and mushroom pie, infused truffle egg and eggplant tart or a selection of mature soft cheese.
Residual Sugar: 1.21 g/L
Production: 1983 dozen (750ml)
Cellar potential: 10+ years
Winemaker: Kym Teusner