2012 Signature Collection Sparkling Red
REGION: Granite Belt, Australia
VARIETAL: Petit Verdot
BRAND: Signature Collection
WINE TYPE: Red Wine, Sparkling Wine
QTY: Bottle, Case of 6
COLOUR: Dark Cherry red, violet edges
CELLARING: Drink now – 2018
NOSE: Fresh berries, mocha, lifted candied red fruits
PALATE: A juicy, fruit driven, dark rich intense sparkling red, well balanced, pretty, soft, and showing forest red berry fruit, rhubarb, lite yet textured creaminess, and with a tight bead.
A unique style, using Petit Verdot works well in sparkling red styles, but to the tannins, the bright vivid colours and the hardiness of the skins. A good grape variety to use for sparkling reds, balance is the key and Petit Verdot has those balanced requirements.