Step Rd First Step Sparkling
WineryStep Rd
  South Australia
Each $14.99
Available by the dozen
Established 1985, the Step Rd wineworks are fortuitously positioned to collate harvests of the finest grapes from local vineyards at Langhorne Creek and splendid sites within Adelaide Hills. Sparkling wines are something that Step Rd do particularly well. They have appropriated parcels which can display the requisite qualities of ripeness, acid balance and excellent varietal definition, to be fashioned into a generously flavoured, forward drinking effervescent wine with lively melon, stonefruit and citrus characters, freshness and refined, yeasty complexity.
Step Rd was founded with dual goals, make the highest quality wine while taking a lead as guardians of the environment. The philosophy is to act as caretaker of the land, thereby realizing the full potential of the vineyard to yield the finest fruit. Everything about the operation is designed and managed to be mindful of the health and welfare of staff and the environment. Liquid waste is purified and recycled as irrigation. Solid waste of skins, stalks and seeds are mulched and returned to the vineyard to enhance and improve the soil. Following harvest and sorting, grapes are treated to a temperature controlled vinification in clean fermenters to create a fresh, fruit forward style with fine mousse and clean finish.
Pale straw with green hues, a fine and persistent bead. Fresh apple aromas, gingerbread, lemon curd and hints of yeast. Fresh and lively with luscious stonefruit and biscuit characters, some mid palate sweetness complemented by a creamy mousse and crisp, clean finish. Aromatic, balanced and revitalizing, a superb aperitif style that drinks well alongside canapes, smoked seafood or chicken caesar.
Wines by Step Rd
More About Step Rd Wines
The Step Rd Winery is situated in the beautiful Langhorne Creek region of South Australia, only 70km from the city of Adelaide
Step Rd was established in 1985, the members of the team share a passionate desire to produce world class wines reflecting the essence of their regions. It is home to two of Australia's most outstanding wine brands, Step Rd and Beresford. Established as a premium wine grape producing region as far back as 1860, Langhorne Creek is one of Australia‚Äôs oldest wine regions. Situated 70 km south east of Adelaide this stunning area is surprisingly cool due to its proximity to the Southern Ocean. Made up of largely flat plains sheltered by the Mount Lofty ranges with low winter-dominant rainfall and moderate daytime temperatures. The grape quality is enhanced by deep, rich alluvial soils, washed down by floods from the Adelaide Hills over the centuries. It is renowned for its reds, in particular Shiraz and Cabernet, which show great character, style and elegance. Step Rd»