Wine Lists

Celebrate with Australian sparkling

By Halliday Promotion

11 Dec, 2019

Forget champagne. Australian sparkling wine is coveted as its own genre entirely and continues to flourish in cool-climate regions around the country.

    No celebration is quite complete without the atmospheric pop of a bottle of sparkling wine. By now, this style has become an integral part of the Australian wine industry – our products are as high-quality and our methods as refined as those anywhere else in the world.
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  • NV Azahara Sparkling Rosé 

  • Made from classic sparkling varieties chardonnay and pinot noir, Azahara Sparkling Rosé is stylish, light and refreshing. Winemaker Frank Newman describes the wine as having “notes of fresh, red berries, white flowers and hints of toasted brioche – complemented by soft, smooth bubbles and a crisp finish”.

    RRP $15 | 2022 | Azahara

  • 2014 Sidewood Isabella Rosé 

  • Named after the vignerons’ daughter, Isabella Rose, this wine displays aromas of red berries with enticing, delicate hints of pressed flowers. With a blend of 60 per cent MV6 pinot noir and 40 per cent Dijon chardonnay clones, expect flavours of wild strawberries, black cherries, citrus blossom and toasted brioche with a long, textural finish.

    RRP $35 | 2028 | Sidewood Estate

  • 2013 Clover Hill Vintage Brut

    During its three years on tirage, this refined wine has developed a golden hue and a delicate bead with a persistent mousse. Winemaker Robert Heywood describes it as displaying “citrus and red berries on the nose, with a hint of toasted brioche”. The palate is delicate and creamy but driven by natural acidity, thanks to a cool and extended growing season in Tasmania. 

    RRP $45 | 2034 | Clover Hill Wines

  • 2015 Coombe Nellie Melba Tribute Blanc de Blancs

  • This blanc de blancs is distinctly varietal, showing elegant and classic chardonnay characters on the nose: delicate white orchard blossom, flinty green melon with a hint of spiced nuttiness. On the palate, it is pure and minerally with lashings of grapefruit rind, ripe, white stone fruits and sweet brioche – finishing long, taut and fine.

    RRP $55 | 2026 | Coombe Yarra Valley

  • 2019 Voyager Estate Project Sparkling Chenin Blanc

  • “We have always believed that the versatility of our chenin blanc was perfectly suited to making a crisp aperitif style sparkling wine,” says winemaker Steve James. This wine presents delicate citrus, fresh bread and red apple on the nose with a cool acidity – it’s a perfect pairing with light, summer seafood dishes.

    RRP $30 | 2020 | Voyager Estate

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  • 2008 Hollydene Blanc de Blancs Chardonnay

  • Made by Kilchurn Wines on behalf of Hollydene Estate, this long, lean and dry wine got Best Sparkling in Australia at the Australian Sparkling Wine Show for the second year running. Delicate but with a nice balance of acid, expect aromas of lemons and apples with a lovely, soft fruit flavour on the palate. Enjoy as a crisp, hunger-inducing aperitif.

    RRP $69 | 2024 | Hollydene Estate

    *This article was produced by Halliday Wine Companion in partnership with the featured wineries.