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.
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.
"As we 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, we immortalised that single Black Chook. The fruit for The Black Chook is sourced from two South Australian wine regions, McLaren Vale and Langhorne Creek. Acclaimed McLaren Vale winemaker Alexia Roberts makes wines that are flavoursome and affordable under the Black Chook brand, using grape varietals such as Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Viognier and Shiraz. The wines are mostly table wines, however, she also produces the ever popular Sparkling Shiraz."
The Black Chook
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.
Deep red colour with a rim of purple; the aromas are chocolaty and plummy with hints of leather, aniseed and antiseptic. The palate is soft and relatively dry, with a trace of sweetness and a blackcurrant pastille fruitiness. There is plenty of tannin but it's soft and nicely harmonised. It's fairly young but quite a good example, and affordably priced.
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.'
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.'
A spicy sparkling shiraz of black pastilles flavours, tannin grip and sweet dosage. There is depth and character here, albeit without refined polish.'
Gold Medal, Syrah du Monde International Competition 2013