Gapsted’s flagship rosé is lovingly made from King Valley pinot noir, grown on vines that feature the eponymous ‘ballerina canopy’, which as you might imagine: some vertically trained shoots with some other ballerina dress-like shoots hanging down either side of the trellis. It makes for a pretty, but labour intensive growing system, that allows more airflow and control of grapevine vigour. Gapsted follow this kind of meticulous hands-on vineyard word with the same attention to detail in the winery. The grapes see small batch fermentation and oak maturation, and the result is the purest expression of these dance-worthy grapes you could hope for.
Fragrant wild strawberries and redcurrants meet rich earthiness and a zesty, fresh herbaceousness. Don’t overchill - it’s perfect if you have it out of the fridge for 10 or 20 minutes to let the flavours thrive in the glass. You’re gonna want some antipasto and either a bunch of sun or a crackling fire.
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Established in 1997, Gapsted Wines are recognised as one of the big boys of the Victorian Alps. Celebrated for their signature cool climate wines and unwavering commitment to producing first class quality, the talented team at Gapsted have adapted a meticulous approach to winemaking which has seen them grow bigger and better with each passing year.
The region of King Valley is as impressive as its name. With a magnificent vineyard area covering 1,800ha, it represents half of all the plantings in North East Victoria. Celebrated for its innovative varietals, covering all corners of the globe - from Spain, to Germany, France, Russia and more famously Italy, it's this point of difference that has made the area such a revered Aussie wine region. Gentle slopes, warm days and cool nights make it an ideal area to produce Mediterranean varieties such as Nebbiolo, Sangiovese and Prosecco amongst many other out-of-the-box wines - talk about La Dolce Vita!
The rules are there ain’t no rules, but here are some foods we think will work pretty well with this wine...
Oysters with Japanese sauce
- 3 tsp soy sauce
- 1/4 cup (60ml) seasoned rice vinegar*
- 1/2 tsp finely grated ginger
- 16 freshly shucked Pacific oysters
- 1 Lebanese cucumber, cut into julienne
- 50g flying fish (tobikko) or salmon roe
- Mix the soy sauce, vinegar and ginger in a small bowl then refrigerate until ready to use.
- Just before serving, place oysters on a bed of crushed ice or rock salt for presentation. Spoon the dressing over, then top with cucumber and roe. Serve.
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