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Shottesbrooke

Shottesbrooke
NV 1337 Sparkling, Shiraz, McLaren Vale

Pair this wine with:
Beef Chicken

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14% RS: 2.26%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$27.99

Shottesbrooke
NV 1337 Sparkling, Shiraz, McLaren Vale

Pair this wine with:
Beef Chicken

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14% RS: 2.26%
Dark violet color. Aromas of potpourri, boysenberry jam, balsamic glaze, and dark chocolate with a supple, vibrant, effervescent, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, appealing, medium-length toasted blueberry muffin, genache, caramel drizzled berries, graphite, and candied violet finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. A dense sparkling shiraz bursting at the seams with fruity berry aromas and food-friendly flavors.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: potpourri, boysenberry jam, balsamic glaze, and dark chocolate
Taste Flavor: toasted blueberry muffin, genache, caramel drizzled berries, graphite, and candied violet
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Merguez Sausages, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A dense sparkling shiraz bursting at the seams with fruity berry aromas and food-friendly flavors.

The Importer

Shottesbrooke USA

The Importer
1 805-318-1496

Their Portfolio

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.