Some like it Red

I’ve had Blanc De Noir, Blanc De Blanc, and Rose Sparkling wine before, but never have I tried or seen a RED Sparkling wine. Germans make jokes about it, Australians embrace it, and some people collect it, but this article from the Chronicle sheds some light on it. In Australia, it’s a common sight. Made typically from Shiraz, with a dry taste and a long finish, this wine is terrior expressive. A couple of wineries in Napa with Australian winemakers, Geyser Peak and Wattle Creek Winery, both make a Australian style sparkling red wine. It isn’t easy to make, which means it isn’t cheap, and the article explains why.