This is a blend of various vintages. The base is made from Shiraz wines from 1995 - 2012 vintages. These wines have been used like a solera system with a portion of the older material used in the blend to give the wine depth and wonderful richness on the palate. To increase the complexity of this sparkling shiraz a base wine blend is kept from vintages as far back as 1996. This base is stored in old oak hogsheads on a bed of Chenin Blanc yeast lees to aid mouth-feel. Very deep, rich crimson in colour. Notes of blackberry and cherry fruits, spice box and a little pepper. Dark fruits carry through onto the rich, velvety, long and slightly sweet.