Saperavi originates from Georgia where it is the principal red variety with viticulture and winemaking dating back some 6000 years. During the late 1990s Patritti employed the services of a Georgian winemaker. After a trip back to his homeland he arrived at the winery with a bottle of Saperavi. Everyone was impressed with its great colour, structure and acidity and needed no further convincing. Soon after a small vineyard was planted by Patritti's oldest grower in the Barossa Valley.
Saperavi is known for its deep and dark purple colour and this wine is no exception. The aromas are intense and impactful with blackcurrant, plum and raspberry notes leaping from the glass, but as always there is an earthy and savoury element that is so characteristic of Saperavi. In the mouth the wine is massive, it's full-on in every way; body, tannins and red berry flavour are all there is spades bit all work together in harmony and a surprising softness.
Drink now or cellar for 20+ years.