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Sparkling - La Petite Cuvee NV

$22.00

The Cuvee Shiraz is our premier vintage sparkling red. Over the past few years barrels had been kept aside from classification tastings to go into a sharply priced non vintage sparkling red; La Petite Cuvee.

Winemaking

The base wines are predominately French oak matured Shiraz from McLaren Vale and the Adelaide Hills. Rounding out the blend are small percentages of  Cabernet Sauvignon and Touriga Nacional of up to ten years of age. The inclusion of older base wines were to provide complexity and depth to the palate and aroma. The dosage used is partly ten years old vintage port material.

The minimalist approach used to make the La Petite Cuvee NV precludes the use of the additives and fining agents such as enzymes, egg, fish or milk products (this wine is Vegan friendly).                        

Technical Information

 

Alcohol – 13.5% by volume

   Total Acidity – 6.3 g/L

Residual sugar – 21 g/L

   Volatile Acidity – 0.74 g/L

pH – 3.65

   Sulphur Dioxide – 121 mg/L Total; 26 mg/L Free

 

Tasting Notes

Deep crimson red in colour with an enthusiastic mousse. Lifted aromas of subtle raspberry and plum cake backed by subtle spices. Rich and with a velvety textured palate of forest fruit flavours interwoven with dark earth, cardamom and a hint of toast. The long length of persistence is supported by soft acidity, a hint of sweetness and supple tannins. Drink now to 2030.