2017 Lino Ramble Simon Says Saperavi

McLaren Vale, SA

Ultra small batch 'Sap' - just 52 cases made. Full-flavoured but with impressive freshness. Must try!


Long, palate staining, though drinkability is retained well. Lots of character here.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

The Georgian grape variety Saperavi is unusual for its red flesh as well as dark skin. 

It makes for some seriously block-buster wines if not treated gently. Andy Coppard gets the best out of it here.

This is the second crop of fruit from this organically farmed vineyard. Andy only got enough fruit to produce 52 dozen and it's sold out at the winery.

With 94 points from Mike Bennie, this is a great place to start if you're exploring this unique grape variety.

About Lino Ramble

Lino Ramble is the exciting creation of eccentric duo Andy Coppard (Winemaker) and Angela Townsend (self-proclaimed "Engine Driver") born amongst the picturesque landscape of McLaren Vale.

Their wines are built on the philosophy that "The right variety grown in right place, farmed in a sustainable fashion" is going to produce the best fruit and it looks like a winning formula.

They focus on the classic Rhone varieties that have built the reputation of "The Vale" as well as adventuring into the realms of the likes of Nero d'Avola, Saperavi and Nebbiolo. Their wines have a distinct, textural feel, are brilliantly packaged and first class value for money.

The Lino Ramble duo, Andy & Angela
The Lino Ramble duo, Andy & Angela
McLaren Vale, SA

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"Whiff of smoke, sweet earth, touch of mahogany, dark cherry, ripe plums, Indian ink scents. Meaty kind of perfume. Potent in dark fruit flavour, choc-berry, licks of mocha, liquorice and Chinese five spice characters and though rich has a great freshness and vitality underlying. Satisfying fuller flavoured red, sturdy, ribbed with chewy tannins, long, palate staining, though drinkability is retained well. Lots of character here." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Additional Info

From The Producer

Blend : Saperavi (100%)
ABV : 14.4%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml


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