Made only in exceptional vintages, the 2012 Seppelt Show Sparkling Shiraz celebrates the long history and tradition of Seppelt Sparkling wines and pays homage to this unique Australian wine style.
Aged in the bottle on lees for a minimum of seven years and then disgorged at exactly the right maturity, this wine is ready to drink now and will reward with further careful cellaring.
Rich, bright fruit belie its age, displaying blackberry, dark cherry and raspberry compote. Some complex crushed leaves and chocolate flavours reveal sweet spices, and fine, mature tannins provide a distinction and balance that show us it was worth the wait.
A wine for collectors! Show Sparkling Shiraz deserves to be on every serious wine collector’s rack. This is for single bottles only –
James Halliday – 2020 Top Sparkling Wines, James Halliday’s Top 100 wines
“Whole-berry fermentation, powdery tannins in the base wine, with 7+ years on lees. The dosage of 21g/l is at the bottom end of the scale. A complex bouquet, with notes of spice, pepper and leather. Shiraz shines in this wine, tannins adding to the appeal.”
“Very deep, dark red colour with a tinge of purple remaining. The bouquet is very deep and earthy and mysterious, with notes of ironstone, black licorice and fresh-turned earth. These flavours re-appear in the mouth with dominant blackberry fruit and subtle fungal, earth notes as well as licorice and mixed spices. A twinge of VA (volatile acidity) doesn’t concern me. It’s full-bodied and powerful, in impeccable condition at 11 years old, with many more in front of it. The tannins and sweetness are perfectly balanced. A glorious wine.”
WINEMAKING AND MATURATION
Whole berry fermentation in small stainless tanks with gentle handling followed by 12 months maturation in seasoned French oak vat (5000L). Produced by the Methode Traditionelle this wine has had 8 years aging in bottle on lees
followed by individual bottle disgorgement.