Shingleback "Black Bubbles" Sparkling

Shiraz NV




This is a non-vintaged wine blended from a number of years of Shiraz to create complexity and consistency in the style.

Tasting Note

Deep garnet in colour with vibrant magenta bubbles. Aromas of concentrated blackcurrant with hints of liquorice, spice and dark cherries. Creamy bubbles and luscious sweetness envelop the plump blackberry mid-palate, which is enhanced with hints of savoury development. The long sweet fruit finish is balanced with fine tannin and acidity.

Serving Suggestions

Best served icy cold in a flute glass. This versatile wine style can be enjoyed as an aperitif or with a wide variety of dishes. Traditional fare at Christmas lunch in Australia, the richness and sweetness of the wine will also see it complement a cheese platter or dark chocolate dessert.

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"Lovely sparkling smelling of spices and plums with a zippy freshness on the palate balanced with lovely lifted blue fruit and spices. 4 stars, Top in Category."

Winestate Magazine, November 2014

"Sparkling shiraz is an Australian icon. Black Bubbles sums up the idea beautifully with dense colour, ripe berry and chocolatey qualities, mellow flavours, well-handled sweetness, a firm backbone of fine tannins and a long aftertaste."

Ralph Kyte-Powell, The Age Epicure, October 2012

"Medium red-purple, with more depth than most; as with the colour, there is greater depth to the black regional fruit flavours than others around this price point; the balance is good. 89 pts."

Reprinted with permission from the 2013 James Halliday Australian Wine Companion, August 2012

Smells of fuit cake with toffee notes.Soft flavoursome fruity palate; well-judged acidity and sweetness.

Winestate magazine, McLaren Vale Tasting, Vol 39 #4, August 2016

Plum, black cherry fruit, pepper &McLaren Vale black olives define this single vineyard sparkling red. Complexity is built thanks to a solera-like reserve of 12 years of age. Fine tannins and dark chocolate oak support a balanced finish. Value. 91 pts.

Tyson Stelzer's Australian Sparkling Report 2017, May 2017



  • 2013 Sydney International Wine Competition (NV11)
  • 2011 Sydney International Wine Competition (NV09)


  • 2014 NZ International Wine Show, class 13b (NV13)
  • 2012 Dallas Morning News Wine Competition, USA (NV10)


  • 2016 NZ International Wine Show, class 48 (NV15)
  • 2015 Sydney Royal Wine Show, class 48 (NV13)
  • 2012 Syrah du Monde, France (NV11)
  • 2013 Finger Lakes Wine Competition, USA (NV11)
  • 2011 International Wine Challenge, Vienna (NV10)
  • 2010 Wine Style Asia Awards (NV09)
  • 2009 LA International Wine & Spirit Competition (US) (NV07)
  • 2008 Royal Adelaide Wine Show, Class 29 (NV07)
  • 2008 International Wine Challenge, Vienna (NV06)
  • 2008 Liquorland Top 100, New Zealand (NV06)


  • 2007 Sydney International Wine Competition (NV06)


  • 2006 SA Hyatt /Advertiser Wine of the Year Awards, sparkling red category (NV05)

91 pts - Tyson Stelzer's Australian Sparkling Report


Technical Details

Variety Shiraz
Region McLaren Vale
Alcohol 13.2%
pH 3.56
TA 6.5 g/L
RS 20.0 g/L

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