Ulithorne FLAMMA Sparkling Shiraz NV

$65.00

Tasting Notes: A deep purple-blood red colour with uplifting mulberry, dark plum, coffee bean and nutmeg flavours. Deliberately a drier style of Sparkling Shiraz. A wine that lets the fruit from the vineyard shine through and offers powerful flavours for food matching without any overt sweetness. Great with Parmesan Cheese, Rabbit Terrine, Xmas Pudding. Drink now or cellar well.

Winemaking Notes:

Base Wine – grapes from old Ulithorne vineyard

11 years of back vintage Frux Frugis Shiraz blended into the base wine of the 2014 disgorged Flamma to enhance complexity. Fruit was harvested with dark red plum & mulberry fruit flavours in March 2013.

1st Fermentation in open fermenters then matured in old French Oak barrels for 14 months.

Bottle fermentation: In Oct 2013, base wine was then transferred to bottle with yeast for 2nd (bottle) ferment, remaining on lees for 9 months until it was disgorged for release.

Dosage: Dry in style, the dosage is a tiny 5g/L of 20-year-old McLaren Vale fortified wine.

Ulithorne have released 60 Bottles from the Cellar. These are the last remaining bottles in existence and the FLAMMA Sparkling Shiraz will not be continued due to the global popularity of the FRUX FRUGIS Shiraz (The base wine of the FLAMMA)

Limited to 6 Bottles per customer.

Out of stock

Description

Built on the 2013 vintage, bolstered by a solera dating back to 2001, this tiny production of just 200 dozen represents a delightfully classy standout in Australian sparkling shiraz.

Glossy black cherry, black plum and blackberry fruit freshness juxtaposes firm, fine tannin structure that will sustain it long in the cellar, backed with layers of complexity reminiscent of dark chocolate, coffee beans, truffles and spice.

Tyson Stelzer, TOP 150 Wines of 2017