Shiraz Great Western Victoria
The House of Seppelt's rarest and most iconic wine, only ever made in great vintages, returns after a hiatus of ten years. Originally formulated by Edmond Mazure in the gay nineties of the 19th Century, Seppelt Sparkling Show Shiraz is the only wine in Australia that's made precisely the same way ever since. An epic and enduring canon of the winemaker's art which has stood the test of time, aged under the historic Seppelt underground drives, to evolve the extraordinary richness which defines the exquisiteness of Great Western Sparkling Shiraz.
Labelled as Irvine’s Burgundy until the 1980s, Sparkling Show Shiraz was relaunched by the legendary Ian McKenzie, who began releasing a number of back vintages from the 1960s. For a very long time, the only winemaker anywhere producing an effervescent Shiraz, the House of Seppelt remain luminaries of this internationally lionized style. Grapes are selectively picked off the best blocks on the distinguished St Peter’s, Imperial and McKenzie Vineyards. Fruit is vinified in seasoned large format French oak barrels for twelve to sixteen months. Batches are then treated to a secondary bottle fermentation and seven years ageing on yeast lees before disgorgement and crown seal. Alcohol 13.5%
Dark maroon with purple hues, carried by fine bubbles and lively mousse. Rich, bright blackberry jam bouquet with lifted dark cherry, complex cigar box and tobacco leaf. Concentrated palate of blackberry and chocolate flavours combined with sweet spice over fine, mature tannins. Floral and full bodied style offering fantastic longevity, an exceptional Sparkling Shiraz that reflects the region, peppery spiced, soft and fruity, elegant and refined without any heavy tannins.