Sparkling Wines Vixen Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc

Aromas of black cherry, dark chocolate, musk and mocha. The silky palate oozes flavours of sweet blackberry, licorice and chocolate and finishes with a balanced explosion of spice, crisp acid and soft elegant tannin length.

Appearance

Bright cherry red with a fine sparkling bead.

Bouquet

Lifted mint and musk supported by strawberries and red cherries, with underlying aromas of cinnamon, nutmeg and dark chocolate.

Palate

A powerful wine that is rich and soft in texture with a silky palate that oozes raspberries and black cherries at the front, and a rocky road mid palate, completed with a balanced explosion of spicy vanillin oak, ginger bread and roasted almonds. The finish is refreshingly clean with crisp acid and a firm, tacky tannin length.

Winemaking

A blend of selected components from various vintages, carefully blended to achieve our classic Vixen style. It is made to be a rich, fruity and full flavoured wine with a party attitude that sparkling red aficionados will adore. It is composed of three varieties : 76% Shiraz, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Cabernet Franc.

Technical analysis

  • PH 3.31
  • TA 7.6
  • Alcohol 14.5%

Ageing potential

Best consumed within two years from bottling.

Awards

Gold Medal, New Zealand International Wine Show 2013
Silver Medal, New Zealand International Wine Show 2014
Silver Medal, China Wine & Spirits Awards 2013
Silver Medal, Japan Wine Challenge 2014 
Silver Medal, Catavinum World Wine and Spirits Competition 2014
Silver Medal, Effervescents du Monde 2013
Silver Medal, AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge 2013
Silver Medal, Effevescents du Monde 2012
Silver Medal and Highly Commended, McLaren Vale Wine Show 2012
Bronze Medal, McLaren Vale Wine Show 2014
Bronze Medal, China Wine & Spirits Awards 2014 
Bronze Medal, International Wine Guide Spain 2013
Bronze Medal, China Wine & Spirits Awards Best Value 2013
Bronze Medal, Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2012
Highly Commended, Sydney International Wine Competition 2011
Commended, Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships 2014
Seal of Approval, AWC Vienna 2014
94 points (Gold Medal), Wine Showcase Magazine New Release Tasting May 2014
Rating of 91 (Highly Recommended) in James Halliday’s Wine Companion 2013 Edition5 Star rating (A Great Wine) on  Wines That Make Me Thirsty website of Robert Geddes MW
4 Stars (Finalist for Wine of the Year Awards), McLaren Vale Tasting Winestate Magazine July/August 2014

Winemaker

Scott Zrna & Ben Tanzer

Tasting notes

Vixen

Recipe - Haigh's Chocolate & Hazelnut Fudge Brownies

Press Reviews

"Deep, dark red with a  purple trace and the bouquet shows black fruits, graphite, earth and rocky / ironstone mineral notes. The full-bodied palate is ample and rich with velvet softness. 92 pointsHuon Hooke, Gourmet Traveller Wine, April 2015

"Dense and dark purple, wth a nose that leaps out of the glass, packed with blackcurrent spice, fruit cake and a touch of black pepper. On the palate this savoury wine has a ton of black fruit with coffee and chocolate. The tannins are grippy but not drying and there’s good acidiy which you need with such a rich wine. It finishes with sweet and a slightly bitter kick. A lot of flavour and a great example of a dry, sparkling red." Sumptous Magazine, April 2013


“Vixen, made from McLaren Vale Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cab Franc, is deep, purplish and foaming, with a sweet blackberry, blackcurrant, liquorice and savoury, regional earthy characters. It’s complex, velvet-smooth and mouth-filling with soft, easy tannins. 4.5 stars." Ralph Kyte Powell, Epicure, The Age, December 2010

“A McLaren Vale blockbuster made predominantly from shiraz. It’s full of fruit, spice and dark fruits; a bit like tucking into a slice of black forest gãteau.” Qantas, The Australian Way, February 2009

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