One of Australia’s top sparkling winemakers, Trina Smith, has debuted JACOB, a premium vintage sparkling wine.
Launching with the 2017 vintage, the wine has been on lees for 32 months, with the grapes sourced from Smith’s most prized premium grape growers from the Adelaide Hills.
JACOB is bottle fermented and comprises the traditional Champagne varieties of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier.
Smith (above), who is Group White and Sparkling Winemaker at Pernod Ricard Winemakers said: “When I started at Pernod Ricard in 2016 my goal was to make innovative, high quality and great tasting Australian sparkling wine and I’m proud to say JACOB delivers exactly that.
“Sourcing premium grapes from some of my favourite vineyards allowed us to create a lovely toasty and complex wine with an underlying delicacy and taut acid, which will allow this wine to be enjoyed over a number of occasions.
“Making sparkling wine has always been a passion and JACOB is a personal career highlight of mine. It’s a privilege to be able to craft a premium product that Australians can enjoy with meals and celebrations across the country.”
Boasting flavours of baked apple, nougat and a refreshing acidity balanced with bready complex aromas and a lasting finish, JACOB is made to be enjoyed as an aperitif or with a great selection of food, particularly seafood such as chucked oysters, BBQ scallops or calamari.
IRI reported in August that the total Sparkling category, inclusive of Champagne, had experienced nearly 5% value growth for the last 12 months, with growth accelerating greatly since Mother’s Day. For the quarter ending May 31, the category saw 9.4% growth compared to last year.
JACOB is available to purchase for $30 RRP at Dan Murphy’s and independent retailers across Australia.
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