The Sparkling Dozen - Festive Drops


It is the holiday season and therefore a time to indulge and give the gift of indulgence too. Whether you are bringing a bottle to a party or leaving one under the tree, a bottle of bubbles is a gift that will please even the hardest-to-shop-for curmudgeon. So, no matter what the purpose or what gatherings and celebrations you have coming up, you're sure to find a special bottle here!


GARTELMANN

2020 Hunter Valley Chardonnay Blanc de Blancs – $38

This “white of white” is based on 100% Chardonnay grapes, giving it wonderful elements of that variety. Apple and honey characters on the nose, complexity on the palate and the ability to be delicious when young, or superb with age.

TASTING Pale straw in colour, light and lively on the palate with a freshness akin to crisp green apple. Nectarine, white peach and sherbet flavours abound, adding to the complex yet delicate fine mousse bead. Its potential to age is indicated by a well-balanced acid backbone, giving the wine great length and persistence through to the finish.

FOOD MATCH As a youngster it is a classic aperitif style... to be enjoyed pre-dinner with Sydney rock oysters, fresh prawns and gourmet nibbly bits on pumpernickel or to just look fabulous in a flute glass raised in celebration.

CELLARING Drink now as a young wine or short-term cellaring 3–5 years.

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ELBOURNE WINES

White Pegasus Sparkling – $30

The White Pegasus is a perfect Spring or Summers’ day sparkling, made from an early pick of Hunter Valley Chardonnay.

TASTING A light, crisp and fresh palate make this an easy drinking sparkling, with a degree of sophistication coming from the dry and bready finish. Extremely dangerous on a warm afternoon.

FOOD MATCH A perfect accompaniment to prawns and oysters over Christmas!

CELLARING Drink now.

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RUNNING HORSE WINES

2015 The Birdcage Sparkling Rosé – $66

The Birdcage is made in the time honoured Methode Champenoise style. A Sparkling Rosé Running Horse loves to parade. After bottle fermentation the lees were left in contact for 5 years before being disgorged. A long and patient preparation which has yielded a classic result.

TASTING An amazing cranberry palate with the complexity of lees contact adding classical yeast characters. With a subtle and dry mineral finish, The Birdcage is perfect for Summer.

FOOD MATCH Delicious with pork belly, your favourite roast duck recipe, or even a fantastic Christmas lunch sparkling wine.

CELLARING 5+ years.

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TAMBURLAINE WINES

Wine Lovers Scarlett Bubbles – $24

Christmas Offer – $14/bottle for 1 case, $13/bottle for 2 cases, $12/bottle for 3 cases or more.

Celebrate with Tamburlaine's Wine Lovers wines this festive season. Just like its namesake; this wine is one of a kind, a little wild and great fun. Good for any vibrant social occasion.

TASTING A sweeter style aromatic Rosé with fizz. Fresh strawberry, raspberry and a fine bead.

FOOD MATCH This sweeter style aromatic Rosé is perfect for any