d’Arenberg The Peppermint Paddock Sparkling Red Blend is made with grapes sourced from d’Arenberg’s Peppermint Paddock, a vineyard surrounded by peppermint gum trees, which was replanted from Shiraz (which had never thrived here) to Chambourcin in 1989.
D’Arenberg is one of the most famous McLaren Vale wineries, founded in 1912 by Joseph Osborn, the estate is now in the hands of fourth generation winemaker Chester Osborn who, in 2007, was ranked in Australia’s Top 10 Shiraz producers by Wine & Spirits Magazine.
d’Arenberg The Peppermint Paddock Sparkling Red Blend is a blend of 63% Chambourcin (which they have also used in their fortified red wines before), 20% Shiraz and 17% Graciano. Chambourcin is a a French-American interspecific hybrid grape variety which has been available since 1963. Chambourcin tends to produce deep-coloured and aromatic wines. Chambourcin is a teinturier, a grape whose juice is pink or red rather than clear like most red vitis vinifera cultivars. Shiraz needs no introduction. Graciano is a grape normally found in Rioja in Spain known for its dark colour.
d’Arenberg The Peppermint Paddock is a non-vintage wine with parcels of wine from different vintages being blended to produce consistent wine from year to year. The base wine is prepared using the time honoured techniques of open fermenting, foot treading and basket pressing. Addition of liqueur tirage instigates secondary fermentation and creates bubbles with a unique vibrant purple colour.
This wine is suitable for vegan and vegetarians.
Sealed with a crown cap.