MC Sparkling Shiraz 2013
There’s a good chance ‘Sparkling Shiraz’ could be the answer to the age old question…“what do we drink with breakfast?”. Made from top notch Barossa Shiraz and kept under lock and key for 5 years before we unleash it on the breakfast tables of the nation.
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‘Built for Bacon’…..that could well apply to most of the staff here at Teusner Wines but we believe that Sparkling Shiraz came into being as early man began to ponder the age old question.. “What to drink with breakfast”.
That’s not to restrict ourselves to the first meal of the day of course. You can crack open a bottle of Teusner Sparkling Shiraz whenever you need a lift or have something to celebrate. It is a versatile food wine (try it on Christmas Day with ham!) or is a pleasure to drink just on its own.
Our 2005 release gathered some fantastic reviews and the 2006 is set to carry on this tradition with select parcels of old vine fruit harvested specifically for production of the wine. And once again, the wine is topped off with a crown seal. We tend to take it easy with the dosage also….we aim for a savoury, pure fruit driven style without any sugary trickery and cloying finish. With extended time on lees the resulting wine, I’m sure you will agree, is delicious drinking and will continue to improve in the cellar over the medium term.
So enjoy the wine….whatever time of day you choose to partake!
“Clear crimson-purple; while made using traditional method, the wordy back label doesn’t disclose either the date of tirage nor that of disgorgement; it is a gloriously high-toned shiraz, its spice and licorice flavours highlighted by the secondary fermentation, resulting in elegance and intensity.”
94 POINTS, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion, May 2014
“Sparkling Shiraz is a tricky balancing act between succulent fruit, subtle sweetness, understated oak, lush tannins and lively acidity, and Kym Teusner has nailed it here, Vibrant blueberries meet liquorice and dark chocolate.”
95 POINTS, Tyson Stelzer, Barossa Living, Autumn 2014
“Remarkably fresh fruited but it’s not all about primary, juicy character. Drinking chocolate, new leather, spiced orange peel, licorice and nuts accompany the cherry-berry fruits and plums. Depth of savoury flavour with plenty of drying, silty tannin. No cloying dosage. Oak is situated adroitly within the overall package. Persistent, delicious, clean and moreish.”
93+ POINTS Jeremy Pringle www.winewilleatitself.com.au January 2014