Gemtree Gemstone Shiraz 2017

  • Vegan Suitable
  • Certified Biodynamic
  • Certified Organic
  • Winery
  • Region
    McLaren Vale, SA
  • Grapes
    Shiraz

Crimson with purple hues. Vibrant notes of chocolate and raspberry, brown spice and hints of vanillin oak. Fantastic natural sweetness and fruit drive through the entire palate, with the chocolate and raspberry notes following through from the nose. This is a medium bodied wine, which shows richness without being overpowering. The back palate is textured and the layered tannins assist with the overall weight and integration.

$15.45 in a straight case of 12

$15.93 in any 12

$17.90 each


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VARIETALS

100% Shiraz- from our organic vineyards in McLaren Vale

COLOUR

Dark ruby red with purple hues.

NOSE

A lifted and aromatic wine with notes of red cherry, black current, blueberry and a hint of spice.

PALATE

This is an approachable wine with a medium-weight palate and a soft and generous mouthfeel. Complex red and blue fruits stand out with the well-balanced acidity, highlighting the purity and elegance of this wine.

FOOD PAIRING

An open fire with a side serve of baked brie!

SPECIFICATIONS

Alcohol. 14.0%

pH. 3.53

Titratable Acid. 6.29

Residual Sugar. 1 g/L

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_GSH_17)

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

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