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Are you Game?

Are you Game? Sparkling Wine Bottle

Our Are you Game? Sparkling is made from Vermentino grapes. Vermentino is an aromatic grape variety native to Sardinia. With its late ripening, the variety is usually planted in warmer climates and is thriving in the Riverland in Australia. We chose to plant the variety at our Upton Run vineyards to hedge against the threat of climate change, as it is used to the warmer ripening conditions. As the Strathbogie Ranges still remain cool, we are seeing when picked early, the lean green style of this fruit is ideally suited to creating a crisp sparkling wine base.

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We started experimenting with Vermentino in our Are You Game? Sparkling a few years ago. We noticed more and more how the fresh lively acidity, pear, apple and citrus fruit characters, helped create the perfect refreshing prosecco style sparkling wine.
Damper and Yabbies
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Served perfectly with fresh yabby, brushed with garlic and parsley butter, seared on the barbeque on damper - a truly Aussie take on the famous San Francisco lobster roll.
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