The base for this wine is made in a similar method to our still Rosé, and for our initial vintage Sangiovese was used as the base wine. The juice is left in contact with the skins for a few hours in the press to infuse colour and fruit flavours, and then pressed off into a tank and fermenting cool as we do for our whites. The natural acidity and freshness added by making a sparkling version balance the sweet fruit flavours and residual sugar of approximately 40g/L.
Our Alicante wine is made from grapes sourced from a stunning hilltop vineyard in the South Burnett. This naturally red fleshed (teinturier) variety requires little intervention to extract its deep inky colour. Gently handled in closed fermentation vessels it is then pressed to French oak barrels for maturation.
Exhibiting generous plum and dark cherry fruits with smoky chocolate overtones. It has a lovely rich texture to the palate which displays notes of licorice and spicy tannins, balanced by medium acidity producing an elegant and sophiscated wine.