Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Newest bird on the block

This is another one to add to the Strange Bird collection on the Granite Belt alternative wine trail. It's from Georgia (on the Black Sea, not the one in the USA) and its a little red grape called Saperavi.

The first vintage of this newest addition to the Strange Bird line-up has just been completed at Ridgemill Estate just south of Stanthorpe. Believed to be the first vintage of this variety in Queensland, these grapes are being lovingly turned into red wine, in Ridgemill's inimitable style. The first harvest was very very small so release will be restricted to a few select people later this year.

If you've already enjoyd Saperavi - leave a comment.