Mitchell Sparkling Peppertree
Sparkling Peppertree is a sensational sparkling red wine. It is a blend of different vintages, some as old as twenty years, which gives the wine many layers of flavour. Considering its quality and complexity, it is extremely well priced at $30.
Fragrant mulberry aromas are complexed by hints of spice. It has lovely ripe fruit flavours on the palate, as well as a touch of earth and leather. The palate has appealing opulence without being over sweet.
The sweet/savoury nature of this wine sets it apart from many other sparkling red styles. It is well worth seeking out.
© Toni Paterson February 2005
Winemaker: Andrew Mitchell
Available from fine wine retailers or direct from the winery.
For more information go to: www.mitchellwines.com
Wine Diva Wine of the Month, March 2005