Gapsted `Limited Release` Saperavi 2008 (6 x 750mL), King Valley, VIC.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049
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Overview

The wine had extended skin contact and aged for 24 months, mostly in American oak. This has softened the palate and added complexity. The vanilla characters provide a good foil for the spicy nature of Saperavi.

Region:
VIC - King Valley
State:
Victoria
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Deep purple/red

Aroma

Spearmint, liquorice, spicy plum, star anise, subtle vanilla and blackcurrant.

Palate

Rich fleshy plum and fruitcake flavours with a long and persistent spicy and juicy finish.

Cellaring

Cellar up to 15 years

Food Matching

Ideally suited to Game and Rich Red Meat dishes but also partners well with Braised Pork or even Antipasto.

Vintage
2008
Region
VIC - King Valley
Grape Style
Other Red Varietals
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

Winery Profile

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The Victorian Alps winery was established in 1996 by six great friends who were also wine professionals. Their extensive experience in the industry and their passion for the region were central to the success of the winery over its relatively short existence. In 1999 the first wines were released under the Gapsted brand and in 2001 the stunning and award winning Cellar Door was opened.

The owners of Victorian Alps Winery are all passionate wine people with Shayne Cunningham and John Cavedon providing the drive for the business.

John grew up on neighbouring farms in the district. After his wild youth days of bush dances and courting girls, he settled down with loved ones, and planted vineyards. Shayne was a winemaker in the northern district of Australia, and would travel regularly to the North East Victorian region to sample grapes. He met John and they instantly became friends through their common love of the region, good food and fantastic wines. They had a dream to build their own winery and decided to become business partners. After many long nights of planning (and the occasional tipple), the dream of Victorian Alps Winery became a reality. Today the winery crushes 11,000 tons and has storage capacity of over 9 million litres.

The unique combination of having a winemaker and grower as owners, allows the company to have total control over the winemaking process from growing the fruit, right through to making and marketing the wine.

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