BLISS - Sparkling Shiraz
Visually gorgeous, with bubbles foaming up a beautiful pink color over the dark red-black core of the wine.
In Australia when you visit a friend’s home the first wine out of the fridge is a sparkling red and I mean a real red wine with great flavor and texture but also with bubbles, served chilled.
Bliss Sparkling Shiraz uses the time honored method of ageing quality Shiraz in wood for many years prior to blending and bottle fermentation. The result is softness, depth and complex flavors that are impossible to duplicate in young wines. Bliss Sparkling Shiraz ensures that this very Australian style wine, nurtured by generations of winemakers is never lost.
Amazing texture and balance - this wine shows lovely pure, sweet plum and blackcurrant fruit with a nice dark edge finishing with a refreshing tang from the bubbles.
There's a tiny bit of sweetness in the black fruits which adds to the texture, making it feel beautifully ripe Shiraz. The alcohol is quite low at 12.5% with easy tannin, low acidity and a long finish so this a very interesting, unique style of wine that can be enjoyed by both red and white lovers, with or without food.
Only 460 cases produced.
With no point of reference most wine drinkers are unaware of the quality and pleasure these wines bring and good sparkling wines simply cannot be cheap. Serious sparkling reds take a lot more work and time to make than still red wines, and they're always in short supply, usually made in lots of less than 500 cases.
The result however, justifies the cost and work and time to make them the right way using the right grapes because the result is a fun, delicious, food-friendly wine made with the Méthode Champenoise process, described here.
Sparkling Wines & Méthode Champenoise . . .
Two years in French Oak then bottle fermented for a further three years.