Sparkling Red, 2016

Sassafras Wines





Sassafras Ancestral Montepulciano 2016


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The wine's story

Paul Starr and Tammy Braybrook of Sassafras wines don’t have a background in winemaking, don’t come from a great dynasty of respected vintners, and didn’t inherit a chateau to work from. In fact, t... read more

Sommelier notes

Do not be alarmed! Sparkling red is a thing!

The first release of a sparkling red made by the Ancestral method from Paul and Tammy.
The fruit comes from the Riverland - an esteemed estate named Ricc... read more

Food pairings

This delicious wine is made from the Montepulciano grape, which is the second most popular grape in Italy (after, of course, the ubiquitous Sangiovese). As you might expect, it’s the ideal pairing ... read more

More Info

Cellar Period: 3-5 years - This will improve over the next few years, but don't be afraid to open it today!

Alcohol Level: 12.50%

    • Pairings
    • Antipasto
    • Venison
    • Burgers
    • Roast Turkey
    • Charcuterie
    • Production Methods
    • Alcoholic Fermentation
    • Methode Ancestrale
    • Tastes
    • Tangy
    • Earthy
    • Fruity
    • Unique
    • Seasons
    • Spring
    • Cooler Months
    • Moods
    • Adventurous
    • Excited
    • Mood for something different
    • Oak
    • No