The Peppermint Paddock Sparkling Chambourcin Shiraz Graciano NV
The Story Behind The Name
Surrounded by peppermint gums, the block that was replanted in 1989 to Chambourcin from Shiraz which never grew well on that particular site. When the fruit is picked fully ripe it retains high levels of acidity, an abundance of colour, flavour and tannin - perfect for a sparkling red wine.
A vibrant purple and persistent mousse, the bead lively; a wine that tickles the nose as it tantalizes the palate. The nose is a swirl of exotic spice, ripe plum and black olive, a heady mix that draws you back for another whiff of dark fruits and a hint of cedar.
The palate is full and fresh, slightly sweet, showing strong flavours of mint, black fruits and Christmas spice. The wine is balanced and concludes with persistent tannin and intertwined acidity.