'THE MADAM' SPARKLING SHIRAZ 2019
This is a mysterious Madam for whom so many swoon. She is a mistress of stormy nights, and skies black, red, and turbulent. This excellent and most exclusive Shiraz sparkles with fine character, a proper methode traditionelle, this is a pleasure worth waiting for and always one to savour.
Sparkling Red is a curiously Australian invention, further testament to their fearless try-it-and-see attitude. Made in the same way as Champagne is traditionally produced Hugh Hamilton have pulled out all the stops here – secondary fermentation in bottle, time on lees, riddling and disgorgement, and finally tirage. If these strange words mean nothing to you, have no fear, it’s delicious Shiraz, just with bubbles in it; enjoy!
Bouquet and Palate: Bakehouse lift – brioche, cookie dough, and fresh bread. Blackberries fresh and ready to bake straight into a pie. Blackcurrants. Earthy, chocolate-cocoa notes. Rich rolling palate pricked deliciously throughout with vibrant bubbles, it glides on this gas to a pristine finish – all the aromatics coming true on the palate.