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Eight at the Gate Wrattonbully Sparkling Shiraz NV

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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 Wrattonbully Sparkling Shiraz
Wine Specs
Variety
Shiraz
Region
Limestone Coast, SA
Vintage
NV
Winery
Di Giorgio
Winemaker
Peter Douglas
Body
Medium
Sweetness
Dry
Drinking Window
Now - 2036
Bling
Gold Medal, 96pts Winestate
Alcohol %
13.7
Closure
Cork
Size
750 mL
Biodynamic
No
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.
Limestone Coast, SA

Region

Limestone Coast, SA

The Limestone Cost comprises a few sub-regions you've likely already heard of, such as the ...
The Limestone Cost comprises a few sub-regions you've likely already heard of, such as the acclaimed Coonawarra. But in amongst the known are some hardly knowns that you may miss, and shouldn't. Wrattonbully, Mount Benson and Padthaway – feel free to read up on these in more detail, but here's an overview. History With vines dating back to the 1970's, Wrattonbully grew to fame in the early 90's when larger producers like Hardy's and Beringer Blass began planting. Primarily a red region, with shiraz and cabernet sauvignon in quantity. Mount Benson, first planted in 1989, is a newcomer to the South Australian industry. It has quickly esta ... Read Full Article
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Shiraz

Variety

Shiraz

Shiraz (which is essentially Syrah) is a dark-skinned grape grown throughout the world and ...
Shiraz (which is essentially Syrah) is a dark-skinned grape grown throughout the world and used primarily to produce powerful red wines.#html-body [data-pb-style="61D2AFF6DAC23"]{justify-content: flex-start; display: flex; flex-direction: column; background-position: left top; background-size: cover; background-repeat: no-repeat; background-attachment: scroll; border-style: none; border-width: 1px; border-radius: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;}#html-body [data-pb-style="61D2AFF6DAC34"]{border-style: none; border-width: 1px; border-radius: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;} Read Full Article
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Shiraz
Shiraz

Shiraz (which is essentially Syrah) is a dark-skinned grape grown throughout the world and used primarily to produce powerful red wines.

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Limestone Coast, SA
Limestone Coast, SA

The Limestone Cost comprises a few sub-regions you've likely already heard of, such as the acclaimed Coonawarra. But in amongst the known are some hardly knowns that you may miss, and shouldn't.

Wrattonbully, Mount Benson and Padthaway – feel free to read up on these in more detail, but here's an overview.

History

With vines dating back to the 1970's, Wrattonbully grew to fame in the early 90's when larger producers like Hardy's and Beringer Blass began planting. Primarily a red region, with shiraz and cabernet sauvignon in quantity.

Mount Benson, first planted in 1989, is a newcomer to the South Australian industry. It has quickly established itself as on par with it's older cousins, producing excellent cabernet sauvignon, shiraz, and chardonnay. Cool ocean breezes aid in producing complex, deeply flavoured wines.

Padthaway, like the Coonawarra, has the same red-gold soil, but warmer temperatures overall. Similar in climate to the

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