Wine of the week… Adventurous Aussie bubbles

Wine of the week

Adventurous Aussies put Shiraz to new use in high end fizz…

Comet Tail Sparkling Shiraz $47 to $55

It’s purple, it’s fizzy and it’s fermented in the bottle, using the so called ‘traditional method’ of sparkling wine making… the CO2 generated by the fermentation cannot escape in a sealed bottle so it dissolves into the wine, creating fine, intense bubbles. Then there’s the intense colour – which comes from Shiraz’s thick skins – and the super concentrated flavours of black fruitiness and black pepper flavours (Shiraz contains eugenol – the same compound found in black pepper, hence the flavour).
This wine is bone dry, fresh and yeasty – complex, full bodied, red bubbly, which tastes like the ultimate winter red. Forget mulled wine, try this.

Comet Tail Sparkling Shiraz is open at Regional Wines & Spirits today… come on down and taste it for free in store and get a great red for the long weekend.

Author: Joelle Thomson

I am a wine writer, author and educator... first bitten by a big buttery Chardonnay on a dark and stormy night in the 1980s and there was no turning back... Follow my tastings and join some too on this new site.

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