Gemtree Gemstone Shiraz 2014
- Certified Organic
- Certified Biodynamic
- Vegan Suitable
- Wild (Natural) Yeast Fermentation
Crimson with purple hues, the nose has vibrant notes of red cherries, cinnamon, blackcurrants, brown spices and hints of vanillin oak.
Fantastic natural sweetness and fruit drive through the entire palate. The palate shows richness without being over powering, a medium bodied wine. The back palate is textured and the layered tannins assist with the overall weight and integration.
Aged for 12 months in 10% new, 10% 1 year, 80% 2 year old French barriques.
All Gemstone Wines are made from 100% organic fruit that we have sourced from around the best wine-growing neighbourhoods of South Australia.
The Gemstone wines all have purity and brightness, which is a reflection of the vineyards. A simple winemaking approach was taken with the Shiraz. Fermented in open fermenters for 7 days with gentle pumping over and plunging until we felt the tannins were integrated. Pressed into barrels for aging for just 12 months and then bottled without filtration or fining.
The 2013 to 2014 growing season presented us with some challenges. Adequate winter rains, a dry spring, then some unseasonal warmth and wind. The summer was warm and dry. The resulting wines from vintage 2014 are integrated, balanced and show purity of fruit.
|Region||McLaren Vale, SA|