Seldom seen in this part of this world is this oddity, the sparkling red wine. As with sparkling whites, it is intended to be served chilled, which makes for a doubly disarming experience — a cold red wine with bubbles in it. Paringa is slightly sweet, which gives the inherent currant, raisin, cinnamon, and clove notes a distinct pop, though not in a cloying or overbearing way. What results is a chilly but intriguing wine that’s not quite built for dinner, not quite for dessert. As its darker fruits fade, some grape jelly catches on the back of the throat alongside a touch of spice. It’s enigmatic, yet more compelling than you might imagine.
B / $15 / paringa.net