The unique terroir of our little Lakeside vineyard, which is located just 60 metres from Lake Eppalock, right in the middle of the Heathcote wine growing region, presents an ideal location to produce this premium Sparkling Shiraz.
The grapes for our 2017 vintage were handpicked and then handcrafted in the traditional method (méthode champenoise). This wine offers fruit flavours with hints of mulberry and ripe raspberry, with a rich and smooth subtle finish.
Ideal to enjoy chilled in the Spring and Summer months, this Sparkling Shiraz pairs deliciously with shellfish and is a perfect aperitif to stimulate the palate.
Bronze Medal at the 2018 Saint Martin Heathcote Wine Show
93/100 (Silver) Halliday's Rating
Region: Heathcote Sub-region: Knowsley Vineyard: Armstead Estate Altitude: 204m Harvest date: 16 March 2017 Harvested: by hand Aged: in oak, 12 months followed by 12 months on lees Palate: rich red mulberries and ripe raspberries Drinking best: 2019-2023
"Post primary ferment the wine was matured in used French barriques for 9 months, then sent to contract winemaker Kilchurn Wines for the traditional method second ferment, tiraged Jan '18 and disgorged Oct '18. Very young, but nonetheless it's a pretty good sparkling shiraz - time in the bottle should make a very smart wine." James Halliday, score: 93 points (Silver).