Relbia Estate Tasmanian Sparkling
Winery : Relbia Estate
Relbia Estate Tasmanian Sparkling pleases our customers as much as it has pleased the show judges with previous releases -
- TROPHY Cowra Wine Show,
- GOLD MEDALS - Tas Wine Show, Royal Adelaide, National Cool Climate, Cowra Wine Show, Rutherglen.
Nevermind the trophy and all those golds, this is the sort of sparkling that makes you want to kick back, pop up your feet, and relax... When we first tasted the previous release it was on a busy day just before a Christmas last (when we weren't really in the mood for any tasting) and were blown away with the first sip. The temptation was to lock the door and knock off work for the day. We didn't, but were vividly able to recall the smooth creaminess, lightness and balance for several hours later. It is definitely a second glass kinda bubbly.
More recently it held its head high in a mini bubbles tasting including French NV Champagne benchmarks Veuve Clicquot and Taittinger. Good old Taitt won the day but the Relbia Estate at nearly a third of the price was right up there.
The current release is just as good.
It is made by the team at Josef Chromy.