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2015

Sabre Ratafia

Modelled on Ratafia de Champagne, this rare wine style is crafted from Henty grown Pinot Noir fruit that has been fortified half way through fermentation. Delicious as a dessert or aperitif style wine, it can be served over ice or as a refreshing spritz with soda.

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Sabre Ratafia

2015

Modelled on Ratafia de Champagne, this rare wine style is crafted from Henty grown Pinot Noir fruit that has been fortified half way through fermentation. Delicious as a dessert or aperitif style wine, it can be served over ice or as a refreshing spritz with soda.

Select a quantity:

$25

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Notes

Sabre Ratafia

Created from Henty grown, pinot noir sparkling pressings juice from the 2015 vintage, that is usually allocated to table wine Rosé production. The wild fermenting juice was fortified half way through fermentation and matured in old French oak until early 2020.

Has approx 75+ g/L residual sugar & approx 18.5% ABV.

Drink now, on its own or with ice and soda or your favourite white spirit. Alternatively cellar for a few more years to watch the spirit and fruit transform into something even more complex & intriguing.

Winemaker John Harris, has been working on his latest project for 5 years. That's when the pinot grapes were harvested for this Ratafia fortified, a style created by adding grape spirit to partially fermented grape juice. It was then matured in French oak for 5 years. Here is a deep, blush-hued, sweet-scented fortified that sings. Plum, cherry, earth, rose and potpourri scent. Time in oak brings a warm, mellow quality and intensity of flavour. Finishes with lively, spicy Turkish delight and rose petal. Deliciously grapey. 375ml. 90 Points - Silver

Jeni Port - 2022 Halliday Wine Companion Published 16 August 2021