Pairings: Dark pink in the glass with heady bubbles, the nose leads you into that dark fruit zone – blackberry, boysenberry, with a touch of savory herb – aniseed, fennel seed. On the mouth though, it’s all broad, mouth-puckering acidity, fresh and piercing. Black cherry fruitiness really plays second fiddle to the bright crunch, the slightly bitter saltiness of marjoram/tarragon herb characters providing more length and interest. Just really yummy and fun, but with layers of flavor that invite further thought. I enjoyed this recently with a freshly made pizza amongst a group of friends recently, and it was smashing!
Producer Notes: Fermented in stainless steel with wild vineyard yeast, the wine was bottled under a crown seal to finish ferment, resulting in the Petillant Naturel, lightly sparkling style. The Negroamaro for this wine was sourced from the Sherwood Estate in Loxton North, owned by the Proud family – third-generation grape growers who have introduced Southern Italian varieties into their vineyards with great success.