Sparkling Merlot

GibsonSparkling Merlot

Sparkling Red Wine

Barossa, SA

A hidden gem. Aromas of stone fruit, sweet vanilla and truffle lead to a fine and elegant palate of ripe cherry flavour.

From $50.00 per bottle

    Description

    Sparkling red in Australia is most commonly expressed as Shiraz styles, and even it that guise, is a reasonably rare curio. The best styles seek fruit with plushness and generosity, yet with softer, finer tannin profiles. Merlot, with its natural tendencies to exhibit these qualities, felt a more appropriate fit to Rob Gibson, who has been making this expression for over two decades.

    With an average age on tirage of 6 years, our NV Sparkling Merlot has a lively, fruit-driven palate with delicate creaminess & unobtrusive acidity. Flavours of stone fruit and sweet vanilla finish elegantly with fine tannin and lingering ripe cherry flavour.

    2006 Barossa Wine Show
    Silver Medal
    Wine Showcase Magazine - Sparkling Tasting
    94 / 100
    2007 Winestate Magazine November Issue
    4 Stars

    Wine Details

    • Region Barossa
    • Type Sparkling Wine
    • Variety Sparkling Red Wine
    • Volume 750ml
    • Alcohol Volume 13.6%
    • PH

      3.64

    • Standard Drinks 8.3
    • Acidity

      6.0 gm / l

    • Sugar

      19 g/l

    • Maturation

      Average age on tirage 6 years.

    • Closure Cork
    • Tasting Notes

      The lively palate is fruit driven with lovely creaminess & unobtrusive acidity. The flavours of ripe stone fruit & sweet vanilla finish elegantly with fine drying grape tannins & lingering ripe cherry flavour.

    Description

    Sparkling red in Australia is most commonly expressed as Shiraz styles, and even it that guise, is a reasonably rare curio. The best styles seek fruit with plushness and generosity, yet with softer, finer tannin profiles. Merlot, with its natural tendencies to exhibit these qualities, felt a more appropriate fit to Rob Gibson, who has been making this expression for over two decades.

    With an average age on tirage of 6 years, our NV Sparkling Merlot has a lively, fruit-driven palate with delicate creaminess & unobtrusive acidity. Flavours of stone fruit and sweet vanilla finish elegantly with fine tannin and lingering ripe cherry flavour.

    2006 Barossa Wine Show
    Silver Medal
    Wine Showcase Magazine - Sparkling Tasting
    94 / 100
    2007 Winestate Magazine November Issue
    4 Stars

    Wine Details

    • Region Barossa
    • Type Sparkling Wine
    • Variety Sparkling Red Wine
    • Volume 750ml
    • Alcohol Volume 13.6%
    • PH

      3.64

    • Standard Drinks 8.3
    • Acidity

      6.0 gm / l

    • Sugar

      19 g/l

    • Maturation

      Average age on tirage 6 years.

    • Closure Cork
    • Tasting Notes

      The lively palate is fruit driven with lovely creaminess & unobtrusive acidity. The flavours of ripe stone fruit & sweet vanilla finish elegantly with fine drying grape tannins & lingering ripe cherry flavour.