Hewn from a base of 2016 – 55% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir in addition to older reserves (15%). Gentle scents of crushed strawberry, loganberry and a thread of herb are woven by a needle of vibrant acidity and mineral crunch. Subtle, refined stuff. Just enough toast. Dosage nestled in. This attests to Deviation Road being among Australia’s very top sparkling wine producers. 95 points – Halliday Wine Companion
Deviation Road’s Rose Sparkling is made with fruit from the cool south-facing slopes high in the Adelaide Hills. Sweet strawberry, cherry and spice aromas follow through to the palate, where the lively bubbles add lift and balance to these fruit flavours. Wonderful length and supple mouth feel.