Ballandean Estate Wines

Messing About Estate Grown Granite Belt Saperavi

8.87 ratings
9.13 pro ratings
Queensland, Australia
Saperavi
Top Notes For
Bob McDonald

Inky black in colour. Dusty and savoury. Tastes European - made from the little known and ancient Saperavi grape which originated in the former Russian state of Georgia. Ballandean Estate at Stanthorpe , the Granite Belt, have been growing Saperavi successfully for some years now. Dusty cherry/plum flavours with much savouriness. Barb loved it.

Inky black in colour. Dusty and savoury. Tastes European - made from the little known and ancient Saperavi grape which originated in the former Russian state of Georgia. Ballandean Estate at Stanthorpe , the Granite Belt, have been growing Saperavi successfully for some years now. Dusty cherry/plum flavours with much savouriness. Barb loved it.

Oct 25th, 2020
Bob McDonald

See several previous notes. Made from Saperavi which is an ancient grape type from the former Russian State of Georgia. Briefly the plum skins are still there with a dark chocolate note. Seems well suited to the Ballandean area in the Granite Belt in Queensland.

See several previous notes. Made from Saperavi which is an ancient grape type from the former Russian State of Georgia. Briefly the plum skins are still there with a dark chocolate note. Seems well suited to the Ballandean area in the Granite Belt in Queensland.

Jun 3rd, 2020
Bob McDonald

An interesting varietal - Saperavi is an ancient Georgian varietal which is known to be long living in the former Soviet republics where it is grown extensively. Has bobbed up here in Queensland at Ballandean Estate. Very dense ruby in colour. Aromas of plum skins and dark berry fruits extending to the palate with a savoury twist. A core of fruit which will carry this through for some years. Great experiment. Saperavi has s good future in Ballandean.

An interesting varietal - Saperavi is an ancient Georgian varietal which is known to be long living in the former Soviet republics where it is grown extensively. Has bobbed up here in Queensland at Ballandean Estate. Very dense ruby in colour. Aromas of plum skins and dark berry fruits extending to the palate with a savoury twist. A core of fruit which will carry this through for some years. Great experiment. Saperavi has s good future in Ballandean.

Jun 1st, 2019
Bob McDonald

In running for Grand Champion of the Toowoomba RNA. Not quite there but an interesting wine whose origins are in Georgia. Complex and savoury for a young wine. 17-

In running for Grand Champion of the Toowoomba RNA. Not quite there but an interesting wine whose origins are in Georgia. Complex and savoury for a young wine. 17-

May 31st, 2015
Gordon Wilkie

Tough drop. I think the winemaker really was "messing about" on this one. Another struggling granite belt wine.

Tough drop. I think the winemaker really was "messing about" on this one. Another struggling granite belt wine.

Jul 11th, 2014
Erik Veland

#swirlsniffspit winner for me. @ballandeanwines

#swirlsniffspit winner for me. @ballandeanwines

Nov 19th, 2013
Terrin Mohl

Terrin had this 5 years ago

Terrin had this 5 years ago

Sep 12th, 2015