2016 “Nebullite” Sparkling Syrah
Whether there is a new star forming or simply a family holiday, certainly a champagne glass filled with the swirling, fizzing cosmos of red sparkling Syrah is intriguing and worthy of any celebration, large or small.
2 barrels of our refreshing Syrah blend "Rubellite" were reserved for the purpose of creating a bubbly offspring which we dubbed "Nebullite". An addition was made and the bottles were set aside for an additional 7 months before disgorging by hand in the traditional method "champenoise". No dosage or additional sugar was added.
Deep amethyst color and cherry, light herbal licorice aromas tickle the senses while bright flavors of cherry, strawberry and just a hint of powdery tannins and citrus tempt the palate. "Nebullite" has beautiful light fruit character and good acidity so it feels dry on the finish.
Pairings can be imaginative starting with oysters (especially smoked or cooked), pat, prosciutto, smoked cheese, lox, escargot, caviar, sausage, chocolate and pecan pie.