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Jip Jip Rocks

Jip Jip Rocks
NV Sparkling, Shiraz, South Australia

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pork

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 13% RS: 1.78%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$19
'2018 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 5 Sparkling Wine $20 and Under' Best Value Australian Sparkling

Jip Jip Rocks
NV Sparkling, Shiraz, South Australia

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pork

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 13% RS: 1.78%
Garnet black color. Interesting aromas of blackberry, charred pie crusts, anise, and black cassis preserve with a velvety, crisp, effervescent, dry medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long chocolate chunks, menthol, and fruit tisane finish. A fun, rich expression of bubbly Shiraz; a tasty Charcuterie companion.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: blackberry, charred pie crusts, anise, and black cassis preserve
Taste Flavor: chocolate chunks, menthol, and fruit tisane
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Charcuterie, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fun, rich expression of bubbly Shiraz; a tasty Charcuterie companion.

The Producer

Morambro Creek Pty Ltd

The Producer
12 Huntingdale Court
Mt. Gambier, SA 5290
Australia
61 -418281060

Their Portfolio

90 Bryson Family Vineyard 2016 Shiraz, Padthaway 14.5% (Australia) $19.00.
86 Jip Jip Rocks 2015 Chardonnay, Padthaway 13.5% (Australia) $18.99.
93 Jip Jip Rocks 2014 Shiraz-Cabernet, Padthaway 14.5% (Australia) $18.99.
91 Jip Jip Rocks 2014 Shiraz, Padthaway 14.5% (Australia) $18.99.
90 Jip Jip Rocks 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Padthaway 13.5% (Australia) $18.99.
89 Jip Jip Rocks NV Shiraz, South Australia 13% (Australia) $18.99.
88 Jip Jip Rocks NV Sparkling, Shiraz, South Australia 13% (Australia) $19.00.
89 Jip Jip Rocks 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Padthaway 11.5% (Australia) $19.00.
89 Jip Jip Rocks 2017 Shiraz, Padthaway 14.5% (Australia) $19.00.
90 Jip Jip Rocks 2017 Shiraz-Cabernet, Padthaway 14.5% (Australia) $19.00.
88 Jip Jip Rocks 2017 Chardonnay, Padthaway 13% (Australia) $19.00.
87 Jip Jip Rocks 2017 Shiraz, Padthaway 14.5% (Australia) $19.00.
90 Jip Jip Rocks NV Sparkling, Shiraz, South Australia 13% (Australia) $19.00.
89 Morambro Creek 2013 Chardonnay, Padthaway 13.5% (Australia) $40.00.
94 Morambro Creek 2013 Shiraz, Padthaway 14.5% (Australia) $40.00.
97 Morambro Creek 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Padthaway 14.5% (Australia) $40.00.
91 Morambro Creek 2014 Chardonnay, Padthaway 13% (Australia) $40.00.
91 Morambro Creek 2014 Shiraz, Padthaway 14.5% (Australia) $40.00.
93 Morambro Creek 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Padthaway 14.5% (Australia) $40.00.
87 Mt. Monster 2015 Chardonnay, Limestone Coast 13.5% (Australia) $13.99.
90 Mt. Monster 2014 Shiraz, Limestone Coast 14.5% (Australia) $13.99.
91 Mt. Monster 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Limestone Coast 14.5% (Australia) $13.99.
90 Mt. Monster 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Limestone Coast 13.5% (Australia) $13.99.

Other Sparkling

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Serve in a Champagne Flute
Sparkling wine covers many countries, grape types and quality levels. What all of these wines have in common are bubbles.

How the bubbles get there define the type and quality of the sparkling wine. The most famous sparkling wine of course is Champagne, from the eponymous region in France. These are made by what is known as the Champagne or "classic" method, where the secondary fermentation that produces the sparkle is done in an individual bottle. Other sparkling wines that use this method include Franciacorta and Alta Langa in Italy as well as Cava from Spain.

Other sparkling wines are made when the bubbles (or carbonation) is created in large tanks. While there are many inexpensive, simple sparkling wines made in this method, there are some excellent examples, most notably Prosecco.

Sparkling wines in many cases are meant to be drunk upon release, although the best examples of Champagne can age well for more than a decade. As sparkling wine is celebratory in nature, it is often used for toasting a special event, such as an anniversary or birthday. Yet the finest dry sparking wines work beautifully with a huge array of foods. These wines are arguably the finest food wines in the world.