Gapsted Wines launches new premium brand, High Country

October 02, 2017

Gapsted Wines launches new premium brand, High Country

High Country, the latest brand from Gapsted Wines, is an exciting new range of regional wines that deliver elegant and complex flavours found in grapes grown from cool climate regions of Australia.

The range, which is available for purchase now, features Prosecco, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Shiraz varieties, with Tempranillo and Cabernet Sauvignon due for release early next year.

Each variety's label features a unique and dramatic image from Victoria's spectacular High Country region, emphasising the bold, fresh and invigorating environment in which these wines have been produced.

The new High Country Prosecco has been made using the Charmat technique. This process involves a natural secondary fermentation, that enhances the aromatics and complexity of the wine, whilst retaining the freshness and intensity of the varietal aromas, ultimately leveraging off Prosecco’s great drinkability.

The High Country Pinot Gris has lifted sweet pear aromatics, complemented by a rich palate.

The winemakers have made the High Country Chardonnay in a European like style, complex, powerful yet elegant, whilst the High Country Shiraz has been crafted to capture the distinctly spicy and white pepper characters found naturally in High Country cool climate grapes.

The launch of these wines comes as the winery celebrates 20 years in operation, and continues Gapsted Wines' push to source its grapes from local vineyards.

CEO and Chief Winemaker Matt Fawcett said the new brand represents a milestone for Gapsted Wines.

“Our company is very proud to be part of the amazing High Country of Australia. The cool climate High Country region offers a unique point of difference to most other wine growing areas. These wines are more European in style and dimension; elegant, yet intensely varietal."

"Our winemaking team was tasked with the goal of preserving the natural freshness and intensity springing from the High Country, whilst using perceptive winemaking to sculpt these products into elegant, classically styled wines.”