More than 128 years after Alexander Campbell Johnston planted his first small vine cutting, the Johnston family still produce estate grown wines and operate one of Australia’s oldest wineries- PIRRAMIMMA. For our inaugural Pirramimma Sparkling Shiraz, we selected fragrant cool climate Adelaide Hills Shiraz to blend with the richer McLaren Vale Shiraz, which provided the base wine more complexity. The bouquet showcases red rose, spice, cherry and mulberry, with hints of cedar. The palate is full and generous, showing great texture and mouthfeel, it displays liquorice, spicy black plum, red currant, and blackberry, with a tinge of pepper. The finish is long and sustained, an ideal pre-dinner aperitif.