When you are in the mood for something a little different….
A label that you don’t expect to find on your supermarket shelf and one I was very excited to find in Waitrose!
Philip Shaw is one of Australia’s leading cool climate winemakers and his wines have helped to put the Orange region of New South Wales, just to the west of Sydney on the wine map. This sparkling wine has been made using the Traditional Method, in the style of Champagne.
As a fizz, it has aromas of rich berries, bready yeast, lemon and apples with a mineral backbone. It is a dry style of sparkling that finishes crisp and fresh. The wine was then bottled to go through the second ferment and left to spend further time on lees. Hence, the Edinburgh has Philip Shaw’s signature. I am yet to drink a bottle of his wine that is lacking in palate texture. In this wine, the palate is creamy and very finely tuned. A wine that is irresistibly hard to put down once you have tasted it.
A good aperitif style or one that will drink well with a light starter course.
Producer: Philip Shaw
Region: Orange, NSW, Australia
Style: Dry white fizz
Date tasted: February 2018
Food required: no
Where purchased: £23 from Waitrose