Wine Lists

Australian sparkling wines to try

By Halliday Promotion

24 Nov, 2020

Australian sparkling wine continues to flourish in cool-climate 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 sun-soaked long lunch or festive event. 

NV Chandon Summer Limited Edition Brut
A tonal straw colour with faint green hues. Fresh aromas of apple sorbet, orchard blossoms and lemon zest are balanced with subtle brioche and freshly baked sourdough characteristics. Classic chardonnay pear flavour on the palate, followed by zest, complex hints of nougat and a dry, crisp finish.

RRP $25 | Drink to 2021 |

NV Brown Brothers Prosecco Brut
A vibrant pale-gold with aromas of granny smith apples and lemon zest on the nose. This wine is crisp, fresh and beautifully balanced with a fine, delicate bubble that fills the palate – best suited to early drinking and with seafood dishes.

RRP $27 | Drink to 2021 |

NV Mitchelton Blanc de Blancs Cuvee Sparkling
Classic pale-straw in colour with a bright-gold lustre. Intense and complex aromas with poise and depth of character, followed by white jasmine florals and grapefruit notes coupled with toasted almonds, brioche and creamy nougat. A refined, elegant and complex wine, delicious with a Goat cheese and beetroot salad or natural oysters.

RRP $25 | Drink to 2021 |

2016 Kreglinger Vintage Brut
An aged blend of pinot noir and chardonnay bring complexity and richness to the purity of Tasmanian fruit. Notes of delicate lemon, crisp pear, red apple and fresh brioche, the palate has depth, length and perfect balance. Pair with fresh oysters from Tasmania.

RRP $60 | Drink to 2025 |

2013 Yarrabank Cuvee
Produced with pristine chardonnay and pinot fruit sourced from the upper Yarra Valley. The bouquet sings with citrus butter and creamy custard apple, while the vibrant palate expresses vanilla slice supported by an elegant oyster-shell minerality. Beautifully paired with fresh oysters.

RRP $40 | Drink to 2021 |

2016 Josef Chromy Brut Finesse
A pale-gold hue with aromas of fresh rising dough that give roundness to the nose. The palate is generous with a beautiful mouthfeel and texture, featuring red apple skin and brioche notes with hints of seaspray minerality. Pair with pan-seared trout. 

RRP $48 | Drink to 2025 |

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

Top image credit: Wine Australia