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Sparkling - The Shiraz Cuvee 2016


Our new release of The Cuvee Shiraz 2016 has seen a change in winemaking to produce what we see as one of the best sparkling Shiraz wines made in Australia. An evolution of production, vineyards, oak and bottle fermentation.


Natural yeast fermentation in open fermenters for a period of four weeks. Maturation in 20% new French oak provides a hint of toast and savoury oak character whilst allowing the Shiraz varietal and regional characters to be expressed unhindered. Two rackings and regular topping are the only time the wine is disturbed post malo with eighteen months spent in oak. The base wine then undergoes secondary bottle fermentation (methode traditionelle). The wine was matured on yeast lees for 12 months prior to disgorgement. A splash of VP Touriga Nacional is added with the dosage to impart sweetness and add a little character. The minimalist approach used to make the Cuvee Consonance Shiraz 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 – 13.0% by volume

   Total Acidity – 6.3 g/L

Residual sugar – 21 g/L

   Volatile Acidity – 0.74 g/L

pH – 3.60

   Sulphur Dioxide – 85 mg/L Total; 26 mg/L Free


Tasting Notes

Deep crimson red in colour with an enthusiastic mousse. Lifted aromas of subtle raspberry plum supported by black pepper and clove spice. Rich and velvety on the palate, flavours of forest fruits and dark earth with a lingering length of persistence. Drink now to 2035.


Score 95 James Halliday Wine Companion (Ned Goodwin MW)

60% McLaren Vale and 40% Adelaide Hills, wild-fermented pre 18 months maturation in French oak (20% new). A splash of shiraz and touriga added to the dosage wine imparted some sweetness, but not to discredit the palate of a wine that lives up to its price. Red fruit, toast, spice and fine tannins all help the cause. 165 dozen made