Eight at the Gate Wrattonbully Sparkling Shiraz NV
Special Price $28.00 Regular Price $30.00
Medium-bodied, off-dry and complex. This is a blend of 2019 Shiraz aged in oak and 2021 Shiraz aged in stainless. Both vintages were exceptional. The 2 were then blended and a fairly small dosage for sweetening was added. This is spiced, aromatic, plummy, and Christmas cakey all at once. Lovely.
Eight at the gate is a family affair, owned and managed by sisters Jane Richards and Claire Davies. The ‘eight’ references their 8 kids, oft found hanging off a gate in or near the vineyard in the early days. The Vineyard is large at well over 100 acres in the Wratonbully sub-region and the fruit is in high demand from wineries in the region. They keep a very small quantity of the best fruit for themselves and turn out exceptional wines, like the 2019 Family Selection Chardonnay, which was recently awarded the trophy for best Chardonnay and best white wine at the Limestone Coast Wine Show.
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