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NV The Black Chook Sparkling Shiraz

NV The Black Chook Sparkling Shiraz

'A spicy sparkling shiraz of black pastilles flavours, tannin grip and sweet dosage. There is depth and character here, albeit without refined polish.'
Tyson Stelzer, James Halliday Wine Companion 2018

$16.99 Per Bottle

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$15.99 (Buy 6 or More)

13.0%
Cellar to 2020
Cork
South Australia
NV
750ml
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$16.99
13.0%
Cellar to 2020
Cork
South Australia
NV
750ml
THE BRIEF
  • THE BRIEF
  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • WHO MADE IT?
  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • This non-vintage wine sparkles to the tune of a well-balanced blend. The result being a rich, luscious Sparkling Shiraz that is well balanced and destined to compliment pork and turkey or any occasion to celebrate! This wine has scored an uninterrupted run of 90+ points internationally recognised reviews and enjoys great success in Australia, Canada and USA.

  • Fruit for the Sparkling Shiraz is sourced predominantly from premium grape growing regions in South Australia; namely McLaren Vale and Langhorne Creek.

    A blend of Shiraz batches aged between 3 and 5 years old ensures consistency in style and quality. Each fruit parcel is matured separately in French oak barrels prior to blending with some younger vintage Shiraz which adds lush and juicy fruit characters and freshness to the palate.

    WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?


    This non-vintage wine sparkles to the tune of a well balanced blend. The result being a rich, luscious Sparkling Shiraz that shows sweet dark fruits, fruit spice and subtle savoury notes.

  • The Black Chook is the coming together of Penny’s Hill ‘boys’ Ben Riggs and Tony Parkinson. As they were looking around for a name for the first Shiraz Viognier, an obviously interested black chook stopped in its unplanned tracks, lingering, as only chooks do, just long enough for the penny to drop. For its trouble, they immortalised that single Black Chook. The fruit for The Black Chook is sourced from two South Australian wine regions, McLaren Vale and Langhorne Creek. Ben Riggs makes wines that are flavoursome and affordable using grape varietals such as Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Viognier, Grenache and Shiraz. The wines are mostly table wines, however, he does produce a rather fruity sparkling Shiraz.

  • 90 POINTS

    SAM KIM - WINE ORBIT


    'A very likable wine, the lifted bouquet shows dark plum, raspberry coulis and floral characters with a hint of vanilla complexity. It is succulent and generous on the palate, and delivers excellent fruit richness backed by soft tannins. A fabulous sparkling shiraz, on the dry side, yet filled with sweet fruit flavours.'

    TONY KEYS


    Very well made and extremely drinkable. I would certainly buy a bottle.'

    CAMPBELL MATTINSON - THE BIG RED BOOK


    There was a time when a whole host of sparkling reds appeared on the market but in recent years activity has slowed down. Great then to see this excellent drop crop up. NV RELEASE Yes! This is a great new introduction to the affordable sparkling red ranks. Bless its soul. It's clean, sweet, medium-bodied and fresh, its fruitiness dark and earthy. Neat price too.'

    TYSON STELZER


    A spicy sparkling shiraz of black pastilles flavours, tannin grip and sweet dosage. There is depth and character here, albeit without refined polish.'

    JANE THOMPSON - TASTE MAGAZINE


    Sparkling shiraz is Australia's very own fizz invention and is wickedly good with choc-based desserts or caramel tarts. Pop the cork and Let the berry-sweet kiss of dark fruits and Christmas spice delight your senses.'

    ACCOLADES


    Gold Medal, Syrah du Monde International Competition 2013