The Sparkling Dozen | FESTIVE DROPS
We've collated the Sparkling Dozen... the 12 best sparkling wines to drink this season!
Blanc de Blanc 2017
Made in the traditional method this 100% Chardonnay has spent 4 years on lees. A fine bead and a creamy textured palate add drive and length on this special wine. A wine to be enjoyed on all not just special occasions.
TASTING It is marked by grilled nut and toasty characteristics enhanced by citrus tones from early picked Chardonnay
FOOD MATCH A perfect accompaniment to seafood and cheeses or as an apertif
CELLARING 5–10 years
PRICE $36.00 each
Hanging Tree Wines
Delicately perfumed with red toffee apple, pink fairy floss and plump, ripe red strawberries. The palate displays an array of floral and fruit complexities. An alluring and well-constructed refreshing wine. Light and elegant to enjoy on any occasions.
TASTING The palate displays an array of floral and fruit complexities, with flavours of fruit tingle lollies and musk.
FOOD MATCH Enjoy this wine with a cheese platter or at a Champagne brunch with bacon on the menu.
CELLARING Up to 5 years.
PRICE $30.00 each
2021 Bianka’s Sparkling Shiraz
Gartelmann’s contribution to an iconic Australian wine style. Classic Hunter Valley Shiraz is given an extra dimension through secondary fermentation. Vibrant, regal and crimson red hues with a fine delicate bubble.
TASTING The nose evokes red cherry, accentuated by underlying cassis notes. The palate shows rich ripe fruit flavours of mulberry and blackberry.
FOOD MATCH Christmas fare such as glazed ham and roast duck or even chilli mud crab.
CELLARING Drink now or short-term cellaring 3–5 years.
PRICE $35.00 each
Ernest Hill Wines
2021 Blanc de Blancs
Blanc de Blancs is known to the French as “white of whites.” This spectacular sparkling is made from Chardonnay grapes & has a little Hunter twist, with a splash of Semillon added for extra freshness & complexity. A must for any special occasion!
TASTING Vibrant citrus and peach flavours combine with a light bubble to produce a refreshingly palate tingling taste.
FOOD MATCH Great with seafood, salads, canapes, lighter flavoured foods. For a particularly tasty match try lobster with a butter and lemon sauce.
CELLARING Enjoy now when young and fresh. Cellar for 2-3 years for more complex flavours.
PRICE $30.00 each