SILVER - 2022 Rutherglen Wine Show
“Sub-titled Fume Blanc. The Gapsted wines have taken a quite startling step up in quality. This is another winner. Intense with fruit, smoky by design, lengthy and charismatic. Intense gooseberry characters meet flint, smoke and hay. Talk about sophisticated. Lots of funk here.” 92 points Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front
VINEYARD REGION: King Valley
THE WINE: Our Fumé Blanc is a Sauvignon Blanc that has received oak treatment to achieve weight, complex spice and toasty notes thus making the wine far more complex than its fruit driven counterpart.
This Fumé Blanc displays a lively golden green colour. The wine shows spice, tropical fruits and smoked almonds on the nose. The palate is a complex mix of gooseberry, passionfruit and vanilla bean with sherbet acidity and a touch of butterscotch, finishing with weight, texture and creaminess that pleasantly persists.
In true Fumé style, the flintiness, oak and acidity affords the wine cellaring potential of 5 years plus for those who wish to be rewarded for their patience.
FOOD MATCHES: A great accompaniment to sautéed rosemary and lemon chicken or pine mushroom ravioli with burnt butter & sage sauce.
PEAK DRINKING: Now - 2027
WINE ANALYSIS: Alc/Vol 12.0% - PH 3.35. - TA 6.8
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