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1 - 12 of 41 Victorian Sparkling
Balgownie Premium Cuvee Brut
Yarra Valley
Available by the dozen
Balgownie's Yarra Valley vineyards were planted in 2003 to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, with a view to exploiting the slow ripening temperate climes and rich soils of the region for the creation of exquisite and stylish sparkling wines. Vinified to a combination of new and old world winemaking techniques, the tradtional cepage of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir is partially barrel fermented in seasoned oak before being treated to a term of extended lees contact, infusing the palate with rich yeasty brioche characters and refined textural creaminess.
$1999each
$239DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
The emergence of Balgownie Estate as a preminent winemaker in the 1970s led to the rapid expansion of the central goldfields wine growing region and was a significant player in the rebirth of the Victorian wine industry as a whole. In 1999, fine wine enthusiasts Des and Rod Forrester assumed proprietorship of Balgownie and set about updating the vineyards and winery. The Forresters embarked on a search for the idyllic Chardonnay and Pinot Noir site, eventually identifying a property in the Yarra Valley where they established seven hectares of closely managed vines. Crafted to Methode traditionelle, Balgownie Brut is rested on sediments before completing secondary fermentation in bottle.
 
Pale golden colour with clear, sparkling bead. Bright and lifted aromas of citrus and new seasons apple with hints of guava and passionfruit. Lovely fine palate showing cut stonefruit, lemon and biscuit complexity, light tangy citrus acids and a hint of red berry fruit characters before an elegant crisp finish. The aperitif wine of choice, choose Balgownie to accompany hors d'oeuvres, appetizers and nibbles.
Balgownie Sparkling Shiraz
Bendigo
Available in cartons of six
Bendigo's Maiden Gully has been producing outstanding and memorable Shiraz wines for over forty years. Balgownie have matched parcels of their most predisposed fruit with harvests of correspondingly amicable Shiraz grapes from splendid vineyards in Victoria's central districts and the Yarra Valley. A singularly generous, effervescent Shiraz wine with chewy tannins, full flavoured palate and engagingly spiced aromas. The Sparkling Shiraz of choice to accompany chocolate cherry desserts, game birds, juicy red meats or pork with rich sauces.
$2699each
$323DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Making outstanding Shiraz has been somewhat of a specialty at Balgownie ever since vines were established. The winemaking team's commitment to sustainable vineyard management practices, limited irrigation, compost and mulching regimens continue to yield harvest of the healthiest, small but intensely flavoured grapes. Batches of Shiraz are treated to a term of maceration for the extraction of colour, tannins and flavour. A controlled vinfication is followed by twelve months maturation in a combination of new and seasoned French oak barrels before assembling into the final wine, to be initiated for secondary fermentation in bottle in the manner of Methode traditionelle.
 
A brilliant deep ruby red with creamy purple/ pink mousse. Attractive rich raspberry and spice aromas. The palate offers delicious flavours of red and black berries, currants, cherries and plum supported by French cocoa vanilla oak, lively tannins and elegant spice. The rich beautiful dark fruit characters are balanced by excellent acidity which keeps the palate fresh, it finishes pleasingly long and dry. Outstanding as an aperitif, alongside tapas or the classic festive lunch of turkey and roast ham.
Bests Great Western Sparkling Shiraz
Great Western
Available by the dozen
Sparkling Shiraz has been re-introduced to the Best's line up after almost forty years. Great Western is renowned for effervescent Shiraz, long known as Sparkling Burgundy since the early 1900s. Today's market is rediscovering the virtues of creamy red wines which can demonstrate the virtues of universal drinking appeal, good structure and fine texture. Australia can lay claim to this style as its own, completely unique, it has become Great Western's most profound contribution to the world of wine.
$3499each
$419DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Sparkling Shiraz is synonymous with Great Western, and contemporary tastes have presented a great opportunity for Great Western to refine the style. The winemaking team discovered that certain blocks yielded fruit which would lend themselves exceptionally well to sparkling Shiraz, forming a wine that spoke of place and was characteristic of Great Western. Grapes are picked early, inoculated and vinified in traditional fermenting vats, without receiving any oak treatment whatsoeverl, achieving a wine with medium body which retains freshness and intensity even as it ages. The goal is to ensure that the finished wine defines Great Western, retains good balance, elegance and refinement.
 
Brick red to dark red with crimson hues. Great cool climate perfume, spicy fruit and lifted floral aromas. Red fruits and spice on the palate, a well integrated medium bodied Shiraz, balance and texture are the endearing qualities of this essential Aussie style. Ready to drink now, with consomme or rich meats, desserts and cheese.
Blue Pyrenees Midnight Cuvee
Pyrenees
Available by the dozen
The production of Methode traditionelle has been an essential part of the winemaking at Blue Pyrenees for many years, the original raison d'être. Established 1963 by the Champagne houses of Charles Heidsieck and Krug, an adherence to the transcendent French influence of the founders is central. In 1992, the Blue Pyrenees team decided to experiment with hand picking their fruit, under floodlights, in the middle of the night. The results were amazing, a most memorable vintage of outstanding quality, Midnight Cuvée was born.
$3099each
$371DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Although hand picked fruit is often most desirable for the production of premium quality juices, day time temperatures in Australia can mean that the grapes will often be quite warm when received into the press after a day's picking. Nowadays the Blue Pyrenees team select the best fruit parcels, whilst still on the vine, to be separated out from the rest and picked at night by hand to generate the juices which will become Midnight Cuvee. Although very laborious and time consuming, the rewards are evident in the glass. Midnight Cuvée is made entirely from estate grown fruit, predominantly Chardonnay for elegance and refinement, with a touch of Pinot Noir. Alcohol 12.5%
 
Brilliant pale straw hues, a fine gentle bead. The aroma is delicate and complex, yeast autolysis characters of freshly baked bread complimented by citrus fruits and hazelnut. The bright, green apple flavoured palate exhibits a fine acid backbone which enhances the fresh doughy yeast notes and fine refreshing effervescence. A wine of great elegance, balance and finesse, a long and clean, lingering finish.
Bress Silver Chook Sparkling Blanc
Bendigo Macedon Yarra
Available by the dozen
Two thirds Chardonnay and a third of Pinot Gris from good vineyards at Bendigo, Mt Macedon and Yarra Valley. Parcels are all whole bunch pressed into a mix of fermenters and pre loved oak hogsheads for indigenous yeast vinification. An emulation of the suave, effervescent Pinot styles from Asti and the Veneto, redolent of freshly picked orchard fruit over supple hints of seasoned butterscotch oak. Fashioned for indulgence alongside all urbane fare, its bold flavours and dry, savoury finish demands one more sip, and then another, a deliciously, moreish wine.
$2499each
$299DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Brown Brothers Patricia Pinot Chardonnay Brut
Available in cases of 6
Patricia is the culmination of Brown Brothers commitment to excellence in viticulture and oenology. A slow and painstaking selection of fruit from the finest blocks of vine is followed by the utmost care throughout vinification, aimed at maximizing palate structure and achieving true elegance. A Pinot Noir dominated wine, from grapes grown to the high altitude Whitlands vineyard, crafted with strict adherence to traditional Methode Champeniose. A splendid effort, complex and rich with toasty fruit and yeast characters, Patricia is intended to impress.
$3999each
$479DOZEN
EACH
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The climate at Whitlands is ideal for retaining the type of acidity so essential to this style of wine. The property sits at eight hundred metres above sea level in the sub alpine area at the top end of the King Valley. Fruit is hand picked and whole bunch pressed through an air bag. Grapes are treated gently to yield a scant five hundred litres of juice per tonne, minimising the impact of harsher compounds from skins. Base wines are treated to full malolactic for complexity. The secondary ferments are deliberately extended to produce a fine bead, then rested an extravagant five years on lees to develop further complexity. Patricia is then disgorged and liqueured, to true Methode traditionelle.
 
Light straw colour with fine persistent bead. Llifted nose with a rich yeast autolysis character and hints of citrus and apple. The palate is full bodied, complex and rich with prominent lemon/ lime flavours and a bready character which lingers. The mouthfeel is creamy and elegant before a crisp, dry finish and with refreshing acidity. This complex and rich sparkling wine deserves to be accompanied by the finest faire, hors d'oeuvres or scallops, souffle or brie.
Brown Brothers Single Vineyard Prosecco
King Valley
Available by the dozen
$2099each
$251DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Chrismont La Zona Prosecco
King Valley
Available by the dozen
Chrismont have been growing the King Valley's finest fruit and crafting exceptional wines for over three decades. Somewhat of a specialist at the high altitude styles, Chrismont have fashioned an immensely popular sparkler with pleasingly drying palate in the delightfully food friendly, fruit forward character of Proseccos from the Friuli region of northeastern Italy.
$1999each
$239DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Chrismont are well positioned with the most splendid vineyards and ideal locations on the beautiful King Valley, all of which combine for that sense of place known as terroir. With a similar climate and landscape to Piemonte and Tuscany in Italy, long summer days enable the grapes to achieve genuine flavour ripeness which gives lovely fruit richness to the wines, while cool nights allow elegant cool climate characters to emerge. La Zona are designed to drink any day, at any time, for any occasion. Crafted to the true Methode traditionelle which ensures richness of palate and fullness of texture, La Zona has been treated to a second fermentation within it's own bottle. Alcohol 12.5%
 
Pale straw coloured with green hues, a lovely bead and fine mousse. Nose of melons and citrus, green apples, almond and honey. The front palate bursts with dry, delicately flavoured bubbles. A crisp but not overly acid palate supports the bubbles through to the finish. A great aperitivo and ideal accompaniment to oysters, scallops, and crab. Drink young and fresh.
Circe Blanc de Blancs
Mornington
Available in cases of 6
Hillcrest Road was established to one and a half hectares I10V clone Chardonnay in 1993, with a view to creating a limited release, flagship Mornington sparkling Cuvée. Over two decades later, the cosseted vines are yielding a harvest of the most exquisitely balanced fruit, intensely tropical in nature, invigorate by the most refined chalky acidity. Treated to the luxury of full Methode traditioneele, an extravagant three years bottle maturation and remuage on yeast lees, brimming with the finest mousse and articulating the opulence of autolysis richness.
$4799each
$575DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
 
Fine bead and elegant mousse. Puff pastry, custard and citrus tart autolysis behind the purity of cut green apple, white flowers, lemon and almonds. Linear, energetic and driven yet its intensity is cloaked in a pillowy mouthfeel. Plenty of extension through a drying, faultless finish.
Cofield Sparkling Shiraz
Rutherglen
Available by the dozen
Crafted to a traditional Methode champenoise, Cofield is treated to an ancient process called tirage, where sugar and yeast are added to the base wine, initiating a second fermentation in bottle. This is what creates the sparkle, infuses complexity and introduces texture.
$2899each
$347DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Cofield practice careful hand picking of fruit and rigorous barrel selection to enhance the ultimate quality in the final wine. The careful culling of fruit and barrels also leads to smaller production levels, limiting quantities of each wine from between 100 to 600 dozen dependent on vintage quantities and quality. To maintain the unique qualities in their Sparkling Shiraz, Cofield have chosen to create a more complex and complete wine by blending small amounts of older vintages. Cofield take aim at assembling one of Australia's most essential sparkling red wines each year, based on the best stocks from selected vintages, rather than being restricted to the quality of a single season. Approx 11.0%
 
Dark ruby with crimson edges and a creamy mousse. Bouquet exhibits sweet red fruit and chocolate with hints of nutmeg. The palate reflects the nose and shows rich red fruit with dark chocolate and spice. It is mouthfilling with great length and complexity.
Coldstream Hills Pinot Chardonnay
Yarra Valley
Available by the dozen
$2849each
$339DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Coueslant Pinot Chardonnay NV
Nagambie
Available by the dozen
Francois Coueslant was a pioneering viticulturalist who made a major contribution to bringing Australian wines to the world. Winemaker manager at Tahbilk from 1877 to 1886, described in the Australasian at the time as a practical vigneron from France, a gentleman of progressive ideas, ever ready to adopt new and improved methods. Coueslant successfully lead the fight against the vine killing phylloxera louse, built the iconic estate tower and added Chateau to the Tahbilk label, a moniker which remained in use until 2000.
$2299each
$275DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
 
Straw hues, fine bead and persistent mousse. Offering a diverse array of subtle peach, melon, red berry and savoury fragrances. A textural palate wrapped in a cloak of crisp minerality and yeasty biscuit characters from the secondary fermentation. A delicious aperitif style, pour over freshly shucked oysters for a wonderfully sublime taste experience.
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