D'Arenberg "Peppermint Paddock," Sparkling Chambourcin, McLaren Vale (Previously $21.99)

SKU #1004824

There are not too many sparkling red wines of quality in the world---a few in far-flung Savoie, France, a handful of tasty Lambruschi from Italy, and this, Australia's very own Sparkling Chambourcin. Though it sounds like a bastardization of Chambertin, and brings to mind nightmares of Sparkling Burgundy, Chambourcin is actually a grape in its own right, a grape of unknown parentage, but a grape of interest nonetheless. In the right hands, it produces a heady sparkling wine with an irresistible purple color, an aroma of violets and blueberries still on the bush and a fruit-forward taste that is balanced by some pretty serious tannins and acidity. Not really a quaffer, this deserves some big, lusty food. Ribs on the BBQ is not a bad idea.

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Price: $14.99

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Varietal:

Other Red Wines

Country:

Australia

- While it is true that the greatest strides in Australian winemaking have come in the last 30 years or so, commercial viticulture began as early as the 1820s and has developed uninterrupted ever since. The majority of the great Region are in the southeastern area of the continent, with the Barossa Valley, Claire Valley, McLaren Vale, and Coonawarra in South Australia, the Yarra Yarra Velley and Pyrenees in Victoria and the Upper and Lower Hunter Valleys in New South Wales. Many of the wines from Southeastern Australia are based on Shiraz or Cabernet Sauvignon and various blends including Grenache and Mourvedre. In Western Australia, along the Margaret River, great strides are being made with Pinot Noir as well as Bordeaux-styled reds. There are also many world-class releases of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling from the land Down Under. While many equate Aussie wines with "value", there are more than a few extremely rare and pricey options, which never fail to earn the highest ratings from wine publications and critics throughout the world. Click for a list of bestselling items from Australia.
Sub-Region:

South Australia

Specific Appellation:

McLaren Vale