TOP GOLD - 2023 International Cool Climate Wine Show
GOLD - 2022 Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show
SILVER - 2023 Royal Queensland Wine Show
SILVER - 2022 Saperavi International
SILVER - 2022 Victorian Wine Show
SILVER - 2022 Rutherglen Wine Show
"Ink black core into a deeply staining purple rim. Plum compote, liquorice and dark slate aromatics. Rich and voluptuous with dark fruits and dried spices that fill every corner of the mouth. There are tannins and a hint of acidity, but they remain in the background. An almost viscous texture throughout but still finishes dry and warming." Stuart Knox, The Real Review
"Saperavi, a Georgian grape variety, is noted for its deep red colour. It's certainly a feature in this wine. So, too, is a generosity of flavour housed within a fuller-bodied frame. A strong band of black fruit and damson plum underscores this dark-hearted, intense wine. A vein of florals brings a touch of softness and aromatic lift. The grape's challenging high acidity is brought to heel, not an easy job, to a firm, dry finish. Big, tasty and well built." Jeni Port, Halliday Wine Companion website
VINEYARD REGION: Alpine Valleys
THE WINE: This wine displays a very deep purple/red colour. The nose shows complex aromas of spearmint, liquorice, spicy plum, star anise and blackcurrant. These aromas lead to full bodied and textured wine with rich fleshy plum and blackcurrant flavours. The palate is counterpointed by toasty oak and fine velvety tannin structure.
FOOD MATCHES: Excellent with a roast rib of beef, Osso Bucco, or chargrilled lamb backstrap.
PEAK DRINKING: Now - 2036
WINE ANALYSIS: Alc/Vol 15.0% - PH 3.44 - TA 6.7
Our Ballerina Canopy Range is the flagship label of Gapsted Estate. We source the fruit from a handful of selected growers that consistently produce exceptional grapes. Uncompromising winemaking practices such as carefully controlled fermentations, premium oak maturation and bottle ageing then transform the fruit into the highest quality wines. Complexity, balance and elegance are the hallmarks of our Ballerina Canopy range.