Rumball SB19 Sparkling
This is the
Rumball house style of NV Sparkling Red. SB19 Sparkling Shiraz is made from
Coonawarra Shiraz. Coonawarra is one of the premium grapegrowing regions of
South Australia. The
"SB" represents the Sparkling Blend Number and is my way of
recording each tirage (blend). SB4 was the first release in 1988.
The Sparkling Shiraz is
elegant with full fruit and strong Shiraz
varietal character. It has a soft, smooth palate and is a great wine to
complement fully flavoured foods. The Coonawarra Shiraz gives the palate a
long fruit finish with a roundness and depth to the middle palate. Try this
wine with roast duck, kangaroo, buffalo and quail. Or as an alternative, with
strong cheeses such as Stilton, Blue Vein or Parmesan.
SB19 Sparkling Shiraz is
ready to drink now, but could be cellared for two to three years. Cellaring
will add bottle age to the wine and give another dimension. When cellaring,
lay the bottles down in a cool place that has little temperature fluctuation.
This will help the cork to stay moist and protect the pressure seal on the
1.) 750ml size bottles available all year.
2.) 375ml halves size bottles available early in 2013.
3.) 1.5L Magnums (double bottles); not available at present.
4.) 3.0L Jeroboams (double magnums) not available at present.
Rumball M3 Sparkling Merlot
This is the third Rumball NV
Sparkling Merlot. M3 Sparkling Merlot is made from 100% Coonawarra Merlot. It
was sourced from the Hotel Paddock North and Julia Hill vineyards at
Coonawarra in the South East of South Australia. Coonawarra is a premium cool
climate grapegrowing region of
, and the area
contributes to the intense floral nose the Merlot.
The softness and violet character of the merlot fruit shows through on the
palate and the finish is well balanced. The palate shows raspberry and
blueberry characters with a lovelly soft finish. The basewine receives only
minimal oak storage, to ensure the lovely floral characters are not lost.
Try this wine with medium flavoured foods Show.- Barbeque lamb, Deep fried
and soft cheeses such as White Castella or Brie
I am sure you will enjoy my third cuvee of Rumball Sparkling Merlot.
Serve it Cold; and its ready to drink now!
Size: Only 750ml size
bottles available all year.
Rumball Vintage Sparkling
The Rumball Vintage
Sparkling Shiraz has been made from 100% Coonawarra Shiraz. The best base wines are set aside
each year for a small vintage tiraging.
This wine is now sold out. For those of you who have missed out, seek out Fine Wine Partners in each state of Australia.
They may still have some; otherwise ask at your local wine shop
The 2002 Coonawarra vintage was the culmination of an excellent season
with very high quality wines, but generally lower yields due to a low fruit
flowering set. The grape bunches had fewer and smaller berries than normal.
Clear skies and warm days in April enabled the fruit to ripen fully whilst
maintaining ideal pH and great
characters. This vintage cuvee was elected from Dohnt's vineyard. It was
tiraged on 11th December 2002.
Perth Wine Show 2004: Silver Medal Class 53/3
Brisbane Wine Show 2005: Gold Medal Class 68/6
Melbourne Wine Show 2006: Bronze Medal Class 75/21
Melbourne Wine Show 2012: Bronze Medal Class 58/05
This wine will be released mid 2013.
All Other Vintages.
These wines have been released quietly as Non Vintage Sparkling Shiraz This is a reward for those loyal customers who have been drinking my Sparkling Shiraz for many years. These wines have been sent out as NV wines over the last two years. They have not been traceable, and I cannot identify individual vintages.