2005 - Our sparkling wines are made in the traditional 'methode champenoise' style. Hand picked and left on the lees* for 18 months at the winery of winemaker James Kellie of Harewood Estate. We have built a riddling table at the vineyard and do the actual final disgorging, corking, capping and labelling ourselves. In fact we handle each bottle about 12 times. The final result is a fruity, zesty sparkling wine well suited to our warm climate served well chilled.
Remembrance; so named in recognition of the ANZACs. The tradition started in Albany with the blessing of the fleet prior to departure to the Middle East in November 1914. This sparkling wine is made from our 05 Gold Medal winning Chardonnay and the 04 Cabernet Sauvignon. Fruity, crisp and full of flavour.
Sparkling Shiraz is non vintage. A combination of three vintages, are blended to produce a rich bubbly red. We enjoyed it with the Christmas Plum Pudding.
* Lees: the detritus of fermentation, consisting of dead yeast and fruit debris.