McLaren Vale

Flamma Sparkling Shiraz 2005

Flamma Sparkling Shiraz 2005

Varietal: Shiraz 100%

Soil type: Rocky clay loam over the limestone

Aging: A mixture of old and new oak was used including 25% new French sourced and coopered oak. Base wine in barrel for 12 months.

Alcohol: 14%

Cases produced: 450

Tasting notes / Reviews: The inaugural Flamma Sparkling Shiraz is a harmonious drink. The aroma is vivid and uplifting with mulberry, dark plum, coffee bean and nutmeg. The palate offers mouth filling fruit flavours that have real length and structure. We have deliberately produced the Flamma to be a drier style of Sparkling Shiraz, a wine that lets the fruit from the vineyard shine through and offers powerful flavours for food matching without any overt sweetness. Drink now or leave under the bed for years to come, this wine has legs.

“Ruby-red. Fresh blackberry, cherry and plum on the nose, with a hint of violet face powder adding complexity. Crisp dark berry flavours are strikingly precise, with a degree of finesse I dont think I’ve ever encountered in a sparkling shiraz. Only lightly bubbly, which allows the fruit to shine. This is a genre that I’m usually only able to appreciate on a cerebral, and perhaps perverse, level. but this is wonderfully balanced, with a clean crisp personality and a long, juicy finish. Without doubt the most appealing version of this style I’ve ever drunk.” Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar, July/August 2007.

$44.15 retail per bottle (6/case).

Available by the case through LCBO Specialty Services (Private order).  Please call or email us to place your order. LCBO #123074.