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Australian sparkling wines to try

By Halliday Promotion

27 Oct, 2021

Australian sparkling wine continues to flourish in regions around the country. Try these crisp, complex and delicious examples. 

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 refined as those anywhere else in the world. Consider the following stellar examples for a picnic, long lunch or festive event. 

NV Howard Park Jeté
Pale lemon in hue, with lemon and green-apple freshness and just the perfect amount of toasted brioche and almond to round out the flavour and build complexity. a vibrant yet creamy mousse imparting flavours of white nectarine and preserved lemon, accompanied by a crisp acidity and a dry finish. Sip with fresh oysters, white anchovies with parsley mousse or beluga caviar.

WA | RRP $38 | Drink to 20 |

NV Risky Business Prosecco
Pale straw with delicate pear and citrus blossom notes. Subtle hints of fresh pears, stone fruit and citrus blossom balanced delicately with just the right amount of acidity, creating a soft and finely textured palate. The perfect aperitif for a summer’s day.

WA | RRP $25 | Drink to 2022 |

2017 The Ridge North Lilydale Tasmanian Traditional
Pale straw coloured with a slightly perfumed nose of elegant citrus with hints of lemon blossom, green apple, and bready yeast autolysis. Ripe stone fruit flavours on the palate, followed by soft fruit and a creamy texture from the mousse. Pair with oysters, sushi, grilled fish or roast duck.

TAS | RRP $65 | Drink to 2030 |

2015 Clover Hill Exceptionnelle Blanc de Blancs
Light straw in colour with aromas of brioche and honey and a hint of bright, natural fruits. The palate is creamy with a textural mid-palate and flavours of preserved citrus and lemon curd. A fine, persistent bead and delicate mousse, delicious with freshly shucked, natural oysters.

TAS | RRP $75 | Drink to 2030 |

2017 Jansz Tasmania Vintage Rosé
Pale, blush pink in colour. Aromas of fresh raspberries, rose petals, fresh baked brioche, rose water and a hint of truffles. A subtle, creamy texture and rich mid-palate with luscious flavours of Turkish delight and berry compote, complexed with notes of roasted almond nougat, brioche and shaved truffles. Try it with tuna sashimi, freshly caught lobster, or roasted beetroot and cumin dip with toasted pita bread.

TAS | RRP $53 | Drink to 2021+ |

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

Top image credit: Wine Australia