Sparkling reds make up the most glistening gems in the Rutherglen wine region‘s crown. Perhaps the most Aussie of Christmas drinks and the most cooling and refreshing interpretation of red varietals, this underrated tipple shines the brightest in the summer months and is perfect for Christmas feasting.
Stanton & Killeen 2018 Sparkling Tempranillo
Produced with premium parcels of our Tinta Roriz using the Methode Traditionnelle. Deep cherry red in colour with a fine, active bead leading to generous aromas of fresh red berries and violets. A beautifully structured sparkling, the flavours of dark cherry and rich raspberry combine with a savoury, refreshing finish. Christmas Turkey with cranberry sauce and all of the trimmings would be a perfect match and it’s a fabulous pre-dinner drink. RRP $38
Anderson 2013 Sparkling Shiraz
Aged release. Limited stocks! This is a full bodied, rich, ripe, soft Sparkling Shiraz. It has spent over 4 years maturing on yeast lees to give added complexity and richness. RRP $32
Cofields Footsteps Sparkling Shiraz Durif NV
Lifted violets and blueberries emanate from the glass and are backed up with some stewed cherries and attractive rhubarb finish. RRP $20
Available from good liqour stores.
Happy Shopping &
Merry Christmas from RH
Words by Arrnott Olssen