The Wingara Wine Scribe
10 December 2016 | The Wingara Wine Scribe

Festive Season set to sparkle

The Wingara Wine Group presents three sparkling wines from its portfolio in the lead up to the Festive Season and Australian summer holidays.  Owned by the world’s largest producer of traditional method sparkling wines, Freixenet Spain, the Wingara Wine Group distributes a diverse range of sparkling wine styles across most price points.  

These sparkling wines are made by our Australian winemaker, Wayne Stehbens of Katnook Coonawarra – as well as Spanish winemaker Gabriel Suberviola of Segura Viudas, Penedes.   All three wines are currently available Australia wide in selected retail stores.

Katnook Founder’s Block Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir NV.  RRP $23

Sourced entirely from Katnook’s Coonawarra vineyards, the base wine is 80% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Noir blend which is partially matured in older oak to add complexity.  The wine undergoes the Charmat process.  The wine shows sweet pear, quince and caramel flavours, accompanied by a fine mousse and crisp acid finish. 

Alcohol                12%

Total Acidity       6.7 g/l

Dosage                10 g/l

SEGURA VIUDAS is located near Torrelavit in the Penedes region, just outside Barcelona, Spain.  By definition, Cava must be made using methode traditionelle – the same exacting method that is used to make Champagne. 

Segura Viudas Brut Reserva. RRP $15

Fruitiness, freshness and complexity are the three defining characteristics of this wine, which aims to offer exceptional value.  The base wine is a blend of 50% Macabeo, 35% Parellada and 15% Xarel-lo.  After primary fermentation, the wine is held on yeast lees for 3 months to allow nutty yeast autolysis flavours to permeate.   By law, reserva cavas such as this wine, must be in contact with yeast lees for a minimum of 15 months.

Alcohol                11.5%

Total Acidity       3.95g/l

Dosage                9 g/l

Ageing on less    Minimum 15 months. 

Segura Viudas Reserva Heredad D.O. Cava. RRP $50

This wine represents the pinnacle of Segura Viudas’ wine styles, with the focus on elegance. Comprising 67% Macabeo and 33% Parellada, only the first 50% of juice pressed is fermented.  The final blend is made up of 9 different wines and all riddling is done by hand.

This special occasion wine is presented in a pewter clad bottle, the design of which is based on an 11th century original. Empty bottles are used as water or salad dressing bottles – or as vases and candle holders, making the wine a popular gift.

Alcohol                12%

Total Acidity       4g/l

Dosage                11g/l

Ageing on less    Minimum 30 months.



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