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The Bloodstone symbolises the commencement of McLaren Vale Shiraz in the Gemtree portfolio and will give you a taste of everything they grow. Blended from a cross section of all of their Gemtree Shiraz vineyards, it is a bang on version of what they are trying to achieve. A perfect drop to enjoy with food, this wine epitomises the essence of Shiraz and typicity of McLaren Vale.
Ruby red with purple hues, the nose has a lifted and aromatic wine with notes of red cherry, strawberry, mulberry, nutmeg and complex earthy undertones. The palate is soft and generous, layered with cherry, mulberry, rhubarb and hints of cinnamon and spice. An approachable and versatile wine with a sweet mid-palate, well-balanced acid and gentle tannins.
Aged for 12 months in 10% new and 90% one to four year old French oak.
That means they don’t use herbicides and pesticides. To control weeds they let sheep graze between the vines and use an under vine mechanical weeder and slashers. Gemtree achieved organic certification in November 2011 and they are currently certified by Australian Certified Organics.
McLaren Vale is one of Australia's premier wine regions. It has a Mediterranean climate making it ideal for growing grapes. The pristine coastline of SA is just minutes from Gemtree's vineyards and the maritime influences of cool evening breezes and ancient limestone deposits in the soil are instrumental to the quality of fruit that they grow.
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