Yes people you read right shiraz with bubbles served chilled.Invented here in the 1890s & originally called Sparkling Burgundy until the French whined about we Aussies using the name burgundy.
Long before this country became as wine fixated as now,when men drank beer &/or rum we still drank Sparkling Shiraz at Xmas with our turkey.
The very best is the Seppelts Show Reserve not released very often only in the very best of vintages & after 8 to 10 years on lees.Current release a 2004 only 1000 cases first release since 1994 & its going to cost you wait for it …..$100 a bottle.
It will sell out easy. It will go 30 years in the cellar,no cork,crown seal like a beer bottle. Bright raspberry,mushroom,earth spice & leathery black cherry,dry almost tannic finish .13.5%.Smoothly opulent style
Its what we drink with turkey or duck,roast meats,Xmas pudding on stinking hot Xmas days.
There are many to choose from at different price points non vintage for less than $20 up to $30. Vintages like 2006 by really good wineries up to $50.
Its made in Victoria & South Australia mostly .
I will grab a few stick them in here as the mood takes me.
If I can get organised I will take one down the coast this w/e & cook some duck to go with it.