Greg Norman Estates Sparkling
Non-Vintage from South Australia, Australia
The wine is a pale straw green in color and it has a very fine, yet persistent bead. On the nose there are lifted strawberry, citrus and nutty aromas with just a hint of sherbet character. On the palate it is a medium to full bodied style with generous stonefruit and citrus flavors and a very smooth, yet generous finish.
Viticulture: This wine is a combination of chardonnay (57%) and pinot noir (43%) sourced from premium vineyards within the premier grape growing regions of Adelaide Hills, Langhorne Creek and McLaren Vale. The fruit was hand picked to ensure maximum control of natural freshness and retention of primary flavors.
Wine Enthusiast - "Traditional scents and aromas of hay and citrus blend with unexpected ones like durum flour, mango and apricot. Frothy on the palate, with brisk acidity and a slightly chalky medium-length finish. Overall, an even package that will age well."
Greg Norman Estates Winery
Greg Norman's passion for fine wine was the genesis of Greg Norman Estates - a collection of wines produced from some of the finest growing regions in Australia, California and Argentina. While his well-documented wins on the golf course have assured his place in golf history, off the course, Greg's passion and enthusiasm for wine and his zest and dedication for living well have combined to create a stunning collection of high-quality wines from some of his favorite parts of the world. View all Greg Norman Estates Wines
About South AustraliaView a map of South Australia wineries McLaren Vale, Coonawarra and Barossa Valley, South Australia produces some of the finest red wines of the country, and some say in the world. White wines gain their reputation from the distinctive Rieslings of Clare Valley.
About AustraliaLike the United States, which is about the same size, Australia's winemaking regions are huddled into one or two pockets of the country. The state of South Australia, which produces about 60% of the country's wine, also has the most wineries and sub-regions, including McLaren Vale, Clare Valley, Coonawarra and Barossa Valley. New South Wales is home to the Hunter Valley, while the smaller, southern state of Victoria is best known for theYarra Valley. Head way west to the very large state of Western Australia and you'll find the tiny region of Margaret River at the southern tip.
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- 5 Stars: 3
- 4 Stars: 4
- 3 Stars: 1
- 2 Stars: 1
- 1 Stars: 2
11 ratings, 9 with reviewsspgolf - Springport, MI512/23/2008Much better than sparkling wine costing 2 to 3 times as muchWilliam Anderson - Washington, DC111/18/2008There were three of us. We sipped; we gave each other disappointed looks; we poured the rest down the drain.VeraBella - Washington, DC111/21/2008Usually I am able to doctor up a poor sparkling with bitters and sugar, or OJ or some other juice, but this one went down the drain after 3 attempts to make it drinkable. Who ever rated this wine needs his tastebuds tested.Jodi Ursu - Marathon, FL58/6/2014The bottle that I got had a different label design and the percentages of each varietal were a bit different than the one described. I haven't paid much attention to nonvintage wine but logic tells me this may happen often due to each batch being different. I certainly hope the wine maker keeps up what he/she did with this one! Like eating fresh baked bread, it was yeasty and just kind of melted into a nice smooth finish with hints of nuts and apricots.RICHARD HUGHES - Allentown, PA512/12/2013I give it 5 stars great price great taste similar to veuve for alot less!!qbnhog - Alamo, TX312/8/2011Amy from Oregon - Portland, OR44/12/2011410/20/2010delicious, light bodied, clean. Yum.David Paulsen - Mustang, OK210/23/2008The wine was just okay with a musty taste that just wouldn't be over come. We opened three bottles and all had the same taste.xmatt - Santa Fe, NM410/8/2008I have a confession to make, I am not a fan of super-dry, brut sparkling wines. My favorite sparkling wine is Veuve Clicquot and this wine tastes very similar but for a fraction of the price. This sparkling wine is very balanced without being too sweet or dry.Debbie - Brighton, MI411/15/2008I enjoyed this sparkling wine. It had some complexity in the sparkles for a very good price
Alcohol By Volume GuideMost wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Crisp
- Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Fruity & Smooth
- Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Rich & Creamy
- Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.
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