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Knightor Winery

Seaton Vineyard Red Sparkling 2018


A small batch of fun, fruity, medium sweet sparkling red made exclusively from Rondo grapes from our Seaton vineyard.

Wine: Red English Sparkling Wine
Grape Variety: Rondo
Body: Medium
Sweetness: Demi Sec
Alcohol: 12.5%
Character: Fun and fruity
Aromas: Forest fruits
Flavours: Blackberry, Cherry, Blackcurrant

The Rondo grapes from our Seaton vineyard were wonderfully ripe in 2018. A red was made at first, shortly after we had an idea to try making it in to a sparkling red due to its very fruit forward nature. This wine was bottled and allowed to go through secondary fermentation inside bottle, after which it was aged for a minimum of 9 months, disgorged and aged on cork for a minimum of 6 months before release. 

Winemakers notes:
Something a little different, but red sparklings are not unheard of in parts of Australia and the Loire valley, France. This wine is dark garnet in colour, young and lively showing a steady stream of bubbles. Aromas are fruit forward showing blackberry, cherry and blackcurrant. The palate is lively, with pronounced fruit and a balanced medium sweet finish. A carefree fun wine thats not taking itself too seriously, the joker in Knightors wine range!

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