2019 Alti Sparkling Syrah
ALTi is a small range of wines we have made under a new brand. These wines are all "alternative" styles, giving our Winemakers - Lauren and Lochy, creative freedom to break all the rules of winemaking and create unique wines. We will make small quantities of different things each year, a great way for us to experiment and learn, and have a lot of fun. All of the wines are unfined and unfiltered, hand bottled and hand labelled to give a clear representation of our winemaking philosophy and values.
The great thing is these wines are not only unique, but incredibly delicious as well.
Who has tried a sparkling red before?? Probably not many… part of the reason we thought we should try it out and see! 1/3 of this fermentation was whole bunches of Syrah, hand selected and was to be used to add lifted aromatics through carbonic fermentation. The other 2/3 was saignee (just juice). Primary fermented to dry, secondary ferment occurred in bottle – Methode Traditionelle. We had disgorged it added a small amount of sweetness to balance the tannin. Served icy cold, this wine is just so easy to drink, we suspect it will not be here for long.
Only 430 bottles produced.