Rave Reviews for our Ballerina Canopy 2019 Sauvignon Blanc

October 22, 2019

Rave Reviews for our Ballerina Canopy 2019 Sauvignon Blanc

Our Ballerina Canopy 2019 Sauvignon Blanc has just been released and we couldn't be prouder! It took home a Bronze award at the Melbourne International Wine Competition and has been receiving rave reviews - 

“Smoky, complex bouquet. Savoury, mealy characters hover above a ripe lemon foundation. More texture than many. It's young, and latent, more tropical fruit is set to emerge. A wine of lovely balance and freshness” 
92 points, 4 stars - Nick Butler, The Real Review

"Gapsted have long nailed the aromatic white grape varieties. Here’s savvy b from King Valley. Juicy, fruity, flirty, delicious. Easy going and fresh feeling white of passionfruit and light tropical fruit notes, whiffs and licks of green herb and grassiness, good splash to texture and a tight, fresh finish. Good everything in its way."
92 Points - Mike Bennie, winefront.com.au

Some of our Wine Club members were lucky enough to receive a bottle in their Spring quarterly pack before it was officially released. Now everyone has the opportunity to pick up a bottle and enjoy this fabulous wine.

We took the opportunity to sit down with senior winemaker Toni Pla Bou to ask him a few questions...

What do you think is unique about this Sauvignon Blanc? 

The grapes are harvested from a vineyard at 600 metres ASL, and so it’s a very late picked Sauvignon Blanc: mid to late March!
As a result you get excellent flavour development and a sensational wine.

Reflecting on the harvest, did it start any earlier this year, was the hang time normal, weather was optimal?

It was an odd year! It was very hot in January, and I expected the grapes to be picked early and the resultant wines to be ripe, low acid and generous.
However, paradoxically the wines are like those from a very cool vintage; tight, intense and bursting with flavour.  Wonderful vintage!!!

What are some of your favourite food groups to pair with a variety such as Sauvignon Blanc?

Some of my favourite foods to pair with Sauvignon Blanc are freshly shucked oysters, Red Emperor en papillote or spicy Thai Salad!

What other wines are exciting you at the moment?

The inaugural release of our Limited Release 2019 Pinot Blanc.
If you want a wine to counter point your drinking experience then this is the wine for you.
The evil twin of Pinot Grigio, it comes across as demure, but on closer inspection, it displays layers of veiled complexity.

What are you waiting for? Treat yourself here...
Ballerina Canopy 2019 Sauvignon Blanc
Limited Release 2019 Pinot Blanc

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