"With its notable dark-hearted fruits and lively spice shining, Saperavi works well as both a still or sparkling wine. Blackberry, bramble, earth, aniseed and clove exude a warm, wintery feel enlivened by brisk acidity. The palate's texture is supple and even with a savoury vein of chocolate and cherry liqueur running long. Nicely composed." 92 points Jeni Port, Halliday Wine Companion website
"A vibrant, bright, frothy red on pouring. Heady aromas of plum pudding, violets, vanilla and sweet spices. Full flavoured, all stewed plum, blackberry and rhubarb, and there's a lovely line of acidity and tannin, and a lengthy creaminess to the finish as well." Aaron Brasher, The Real Review
VINEYARD REGION: King Valley
THE WINE: A truly unique sparkling red and the first of its kind in Australia. This wine displays a deep crimson colour. The nose shows layers of black mulberry, blackberry and blackcurrant, with a floral lift and hint of spicy oak. The wine is rich, vibrant and fruit sweet with a popping effervescence and a creamy mousse.
FOOD MATCHES: Excellent with a traditional roast turkey, also a truly luxurious aperitif.
PEAK DRINKING: Now
WINE ANALYSIS: Alc/Vol 14.0% - PH 3.49 - TA 7.22
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.