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1 - 12 of 24 Wines By Gapsted
Gapsted Ballerina Canopy Cabernet
Heathcote Barossa KIng
Available by the dozen
Gapsted have taken the opportunity to acquire superior harvests, grown to the upper and middle reaches of Valley King, constructing a Cabernet Sauvignon of wonderful warmth, integrity and charm. A component of exquisite Barossa fruit contributes comforting chocolatey richness, a precious parcel from a choice site in Heathcote adds palate weight and splendid savouryness. A whole that's greater than the sum of parts, suede textural mouthfeel, generosity of fruit and sound structure, finishing in precisely the right direction.
$2599each
$311DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Gapsted are owner operated by winemakers and growers who were raised on neighbouring farms. They know King Valley well and settled down with loved ones to plant vines. Cabernet Sauvignon is harvested at night from fine vineyards in Heathcote and Barossa Valley, to be assembled alongside a backbone of cool ripened fruit from the higher aspects of Valley King. Grapes are cold sealed prior to a warm ferment. Batches are pressed off skins after a term of maceration and racked to barrel for completion of malolactic. Components are treated to an extravagant two years maturation in a selection small French and American oak barriques, followed by a light fining for bottling.
 
Deep black red colour. Dark, ripe, brambleberry and forest floor aromas with hints of spicy cinnamon and earthy beetroot. A rich full flavoured palate brimming with cassis and blackcurrant fruit leading to a lucsious velvety mocha finish. Gapsted fills the whole mouth with fruit weight and finishes on well rounded tannins. Serve Gapsted with rosemary thyme lamb and roast vegetable.
Gapsted Ballerina Canopy Durif
King Valley
Available by the dozen
$2799each
$335DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Gapsted Ballerina Canopy Sauvignon Blanc
King Valley
Available by the dozen
The high altitude, cool ripening Gapsted vineyard at Whitfield in Valley King, facing east at an elevation of 375 metres, is ideally suited to harvests of the finest Sauvignon Blanc. Protected from the hot afternoon sun by hills behind the property, the managed canopy delivers vintages which are fully endowed with an intensity of aromaticness and flavour. As is always the case with good fruit, the wine virtually makes itself. Revealing just a hint of fine tangy acidity, Gapsted is lively, wonderfully balanced and refreshingly crisp, all the way to the finish.
$1999each
$239DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
The earlier parts of summer in Victoria's highlands are cool and dry, contributing to the health of Gapsted's vines. Warm days develop ripe tropical fruit characters and the cool nights ensure crisp, grassy Sauvignon Blanc flavours. Conditions in the latter part of the growing season encourage ripeness, full development and fleshyness in the grapes. Sauvignon Blanc is harvested throughout the chill of night, grapes are gently air bag pressed and only the free run juices are retained. Racked to fermenters, crushed and settled to collect much of the flavour from skins, juices are inoculated with choice yeasts and treated to a slow, cool vinification aimed at preserving the vital fruit characters. Alcohol 11.2%
 
Pale straw with green hues. Fragrant nose of nectarine, lychees and lime. A refreshing, balanced palate of citrus and sweet, green tropical fruits, silky honeydew softness fills out the mid palate and adds lovely length. Full of intense cool climate Sauvignon Blanc fruit characters, an envigorating aperitif style and an excellent food wine to enjoy today alongside spring asparagus, shaved parmesan, a squeeze of lemon and virgin oil.
Gapsted Ballerina Canopy Shiraz
Alpine & King Valleys
Available by the dozen
An assemblage of King Valley fruit, some parcels acquire their individuality in the vineyard, while others develop their charm in the vinification and ageing. Previous vintages have claimed conspicuous accolades including a silver medal at the prestigious London International. Much of the fruit is sourced from eminent sites around Whitfield in King Valley, not far from the Gapsted wineworks. Growing conditions can be close to perfect in these higher altitudes and the team make it a priority to capture and preserve the exceptional quality of Shiraz.
$2599each
$311DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Central to Gapsted's viticulture is the ballerina method of canopy vine management which allows gentle morning sunlight and soft mountain breezes to delicately ripen grapes. Harvests are separated into three parcels and handled separately. Flavours and texture are enhanced through extended plunging and pumpovers. The first component is vinified to retain concentration and intensity before being filled to new French oak at the end of primary ferments. The balance is transferred to a selection of new and prior use French and American oak barrels after completion of malolactic. Parcels are treated to an extended two year maturation before assembling into the finished wine. Alcohol 14.2%
 
Deep, deep cherry red/ purple colour. Spiced earth and chocolate nose, cloves, fruit cake and alpine pepper. Complex, full bodied, ripe and spicy plum palate, cloves and raspberry flavours are balanced by cool climate pepper. Vanillin oak characters over a firm, lengthy backbone of rich, almost viscous, tannin before a tight, lingering finish. To accompany scotch fillet with wattle pepper and red wine jus.
Gapsted Ballerina Chardonnay
Heathcote Barossa KIng
Available by the dozen
$2199each
$263DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Gapsted Ballerina Sparkling Pinot Chardonnay
King Valley
Available in cartons of six
$3699each
$443DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Gapsted Fiano
Alpine & King Valleys
Available by the dozen
$2399each
$287DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Gapsted Fruity Moscato
King Valley
Available by the dozen
Inspired by the lush fruitiness of the Italian classic Moscato d'Asti, Gapsted is a blend in name and in style, of the piquant Traminer Musque grape and the wickedly luscious Frontignac Muscato bianco. Traminer is sourced from Whitlands Vineyard, grown to the higher, elevated aspects of Valley King, picked early to retain freshness and lively fruit character. This slightly spritzy Moscato drinks well on its own but also suits a range of lighter desserts such as pannacotta or soft cheese, dried fruits or peach almond recipes.
$1299each
$155DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
The Gapsted team live and work in the heart of the King and Alpine Valleys of Victoria’s high country. The vibrant Alpine fruit characters of Traminer are a result of cool breezes and snow run off in spring, which provides abundant clear, fresh water to the Whitlands vineyard. The cool ripening conditions prevent high levels of transpiration, allowing the Traminer to retain natural acids, sugars and lifted fruit flavours. A very slow, and cold controlled ferment at seven degrees for five weeks, ensured retains fresh crisp varietal characters. Fermentation is stopped at six degrees of baume by chilling the wine and fining. Some naturally occurring CO2 is retained in the wine for a light frizzante style. Alcohol 6.5%
 
Bright pale straw hues. Exotic florals with hints of middle eastern spice, aromas of rose petal and spicey musk, pears and turkish delight. The palate is alive with fresh peaches and grape, an intensely flavoured wine with florals and five spice, generous and poised. Sweet but not cloying, light fizz tickles the palate and finishes refreshingly clean, with a superb lingering fruit finish. A match to fine cheeses, fresh fruit and your favourite desserts.
Gapsted High Country Cabernet Sauvignon
King Valley
Available by the dozen
$1899each
$227DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Gapsted High Country Chardonnay
King Valley
Available by the dozen
$1899each
$227DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Gapsted High Country Pinot Gris
King Valley
Available by the dozen
$1899each
$225DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Gapsted High Country Prosecco
King Valley
Available by the dozen
$1899each
$227DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
1 - 12 of 24 Wines By Gapsted
Pass over the Buckland Gap, turn left at Tobacco Road, and cross over Snowy Creek to arrive at Gapsted's Victorian Alps Winery

Gapsted Wines is the premium brand from the Victorian Alps Winery. Small parcels of fruit are hand selected and crafted into these meticulous wines of distinction. The range focuses on single varietals and innovative wines, including the Gapsted Ballerina Canopy series, Gapsted Limited Release and Gapsted Valley Selection. The Victorian Alps winery was established in 1997 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.

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The winery and cellar door are located on the Great Alpine Road, one of Australia’s premier touring routes. The road meanders its way along the stunningly picturesque Ovens Valley, up through the rugged Victorian mountain ranges to the height of 1700 metres, before winding down the other side and ending at Australia’s sun drenched southern coastline. The owners of Victorian Alps Winery are all passionate wine people with Shayne Cunningham, John Cavendon and Pat Murtagh providing the inspiration for the state.

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John & Pat grew up together on neighbouring farms in the district. After their wild youth days of bush dances and courting girls, they 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 Pat and they instantly became friends through their common love of the region, good food and fantastic wines. They all 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 growers as owners, allows the estate to have total control over the winemaking process from growing the fruit, right through to making the wine and distribution. Unlike larger commercial wineries, the estate avoids massive blending to intentionally create the same generic flavoured wine year in year out. Each wine is individual and carries the winemakers own signature, personality, and distinctiveness. It is a labour of love and passion from three mates that desire to produce special and personally appealing wines.

Careful and meticulous winemaking practices and specialized viticulture are utilized to ensure the highest quality cool climate wines are produced. Central to the process is the ballerina method of canopy vine management that allows the gentle morning sunlight and soft mountain breezes to delicately ripen the fruit, producing vibrant colours and intense fruit flavours. This distinctive canopy is symbolized by the Gapsted Wines ballerina icon.

The estate has a team of three excellent winemakers who are willing to throw their thoughts into the ring. They have virtually unlimited access to ultra premium cool climate fruit, grown by the partners of the estate, and a large modern winery producing a small premium product. All these factors combine to give Gapsted great structure and support, with the nimbleness to act as a boutique producer. The winemaking team places great emphasis on the importance of research and development and a significant part of this is experimenting with new varieties. The varieties also showcase the region; in particular the King Valley which is widely recognised as a pre-eminent area for alternate grape varieties, particularly those from the Mediterranean region. Gapsted now have an extensive range of Limited Release wines and intend to continue to develop the portfolio of unusual varieties.

https://www.gapstedwines.com.au/ - Gapsted
https://www.gapstedwines.com.au/ - Gapsted

The Victorian Alps Winery has spent many years producing wine for some of Australia's most prominent companies and in developing the premium Gapsted brand. The alpine influence is attributed to the altitude, cool alpine breezes, high rainfall and snow run off in spring providing abundant clear, fresh water. The water is naturally the coolest, clearest and cleanest with natural rivers, lakes and springs in abundance. These attributes combined with the cool nights contribute to unique climatic conditions of the King and Alpine Valleys. The cool ripening conditions prevent high levels of transpiration thus allowing grapes to retain natural acids, sugars and esters creating intense, lifted fruit flavours.

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