In contrast to traditional Old-World bubbles, Australia produces a lot of red sparkling wines, which with first sip seems to be a bit strange, but after some time it starts to be really tasty – it is just the palate that needs to get used to new flavours ;) I appreciate more and more all the bubbles, especially Australian reds and whites, which are so different from ‘ours’. Today a few words about the white bubbly, Sparkling Trio 2011 from Minko Wines.
Sparkling Trio 2011 has a greeny-yellow, pale colour and delicate, quite flat bubbles that don’t last very long. The aroma is amazing – a mixture of sweet brioche, lichee and melon with a hint of bitter white grapefruit peel. The aroma is fresh and delicate and invites you to taste the wine.
The wine is light, crisp and easy to drink with high lemon acidity. There is a lot of fruits (green apple, lime, melon) and a hint of minerality. The finish is short, but balanced and fruity with pronounced melon and lemon aftertaste.
When the sun doesn’t want to give up and the temperature exceeds 40 degrees, it is an ideal opportunity to taste this wine (chilled!) in the garden with friends.
Minko Sparkling Trio 2011 – wine review:
Wine – Minko Sparkling Trio
Country – Australia
Region – Southern Australia
Appellation – Fleurieu Peninsula (Mt. Compass)
Vintage – 2011
Grape varieties – Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris
Producer – Minko Wines
Vineyards – in Mt. Compass, owned by Minko Wines
Soils – glacial sands over ironstone
Style and type – sparkling; white, dry
Alcohol – 11,5%
Serving temperature – 10°C
Cellaring – no
Price range – 18$
Others – wine is available only in South Australia
Tasting date – March 2015, Australia