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