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.
The fruit for this wine was carefully selected during the growing season to ensure exceptional quality. Fermentation occurred in 50% new and 50% premium 1 year old French oak and gently lees stirred weekly during 9 months of maturation to give excellent complexity, a creamy texture and seamless integration.
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.