Gemtree Gemstone Merlot 2017

 

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  • Vegan Suitable
  • Certified Biodynamic
  • Certified Organic
  • Winery
  • Region
    McLaren Vale, SA
  • Grapes
    Merlot
Ruby red with black hue the nose has black plums, marshmallow, red currants, a little meaty: like a butcher's shop, with savoury notes on the back.

A very generous wine, luscious in the mouth with lovely sweetness. The richness of the nose follows through to the palate with flavours of plums and currants dominating. A little gem!

VARIETALS

100% Merlot from our certified organic and biodynamic vineyards in McLaren Vale

COLOUR

Brick red.

NOSE

A combination of raspberry and blackberry fruits with earthy notes and hints of dark cocoa nibs.

PALATE

A soft and juicy wine with bright fruit characters. Medium bodied with a delicious textural mouthfeel, this wine is balanced, integrated and very easy drinking.

SPECIFICATIONS

Alcohol. 14.0%

pH. 3.34

Titratable Acid. 6.02

Residual Sugar. 2.5

VINTAGE CONDITIONS

After over 800mm of rain in 2016, which is 250mm above average for McLaren Vale, the vines cruised into January with a healthy amount of soil moisture and what appeared to be good crops. A further 79mm of rain in January delayed ripening, combined with mild summer temperatures -and an Indian summer, the vines continued to show no signs of stress. The harvest commenced on 24th February, a relaxing one month after 2016. A perfect long slow ripening season was enhanced by no heat waves and good soil moisture levels. We are delighted with the quality of vintage 2017, exceptional and outstanding come to mind, with our philosophy of picking when flavour is at its peak, paying off once again. Happy drinking.

WINEMAKING NOTES

Gemtree is a family owned winery dedicated to growing better wine, naturally. Dynamic duo Mike Brown, Chief Winemaker, and wife Melissa Brown, Biodynamic Viticulturist, work together to grow the award winning Gemtree Wines. With minimal intervention in the winemaking process and a more environmentally conscious farming system, the biodynamic and certified organic wines are powerful, concentrated, and express the true characteristics of each grape variety and the region. The Gemstone range represents the beginning of the Gemtree story. The fruit is estate grown and certified Organic and Biodynamic. Picked early these wines are made in a bright and fresh and should be consumed for pure enjoyment.

(SKU: GT_GME_17)

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Vintage 2017
Region McLaren Vale, SA
Grapes Merlot
Alcohol % 14.0
Vegan Suitable Yes
Certified Biodynamic Yes
Certified Organic Yes
Wine Type Red
Packaging Glass Bottle
Volume 750mL

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