Shiraz Rutherglen Victoria
Crafted to a traditional Methode champenoise, Cofield is treated to an ancient process called tirage, where sugar and yeast are added to the base wine, initiating a second fermentation in bottle. This is what creates the sparkle, infuses complexity and introduces texture.
Cofield practice careful hand picking of fruit and rigorous barrel selection to enhance the ultimate quality in the final wine. The careful culling of fruit and barrels also leads to smaller production levels, limiting quantities of each wine from between 100 to 600 dozen dependent on vintage quantities and quality. To maintain the unique qualities in their Sparkling Shiraz, Cofield have chosen to create a more complex and complete wine by blending small amounts of older vintages. Cofield take aim at assembling one of Australia's most essential sparkling red wines each year, based on the best stocks from selected vintages, rather than being restricted to the quality of a single season. Approx 11.0%
Dark ruby with crimson edges and a creamy mousse. Bouquet exhibits sweet red fruit and chocolate with hints of nutmeg. The palate reflects the nose and shows rich red fruit with dark chocolate and spice. It is mouthfilling with great length and complexity.