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Gemtree Uncut Shiraz 2013
  • Intense, rich McLaren Vale Shiraz
  • 94 points, James Halliday
  • Cherry ripe, licorice

Gemtree Uncut Shiraz 2013 x12

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3 Gold
"Attacks with flavour and doesn't let up. Inky, blackberried, clovey characters power throughout, tempered only by fruit-drenched tannin, saltbush complexity and meaty, smoky oak. It's almost exactly the wine you'd hope it to be." 94 points, James Halliday Australian Wine Companion.

Awards

3 Gold

Wine Region

MCLAREN VALE

Drink Until

2016-2026

Varieties

100% Shiraz

Alcohol

14.3%

Foods

Char-grilled beef fillet filled with basil and sun-dried tomatoes.

Oak

16 months in French oak.

Colour

Inky red with purple hues.

Nose

Cherry ripe, tar, liquorice, black plums, hints of pepper, red spices and cinnamon all enhanced by light creamy oak.

Palate

The rich and full palate shows all of the hallmark characters that epitomise McLaren Vale Shiraz. The plushness and brightness of fruit demonstrates our desire to make wines that show typicity of what we grow in the vineyard. Restrained and tightly bound together with elegant tannin and balanced acidity the 2013 Uncut will be a stand out vintage of this wine.

Background

The 2012-2013 growing season brought good rain fall with McLaren Vale reaching its total average (540mm) by the end of July. Spring, however, was dry which resulted in early watering requirements to keep the vines functioning at an optimum. The dry spring resulted in lower than average crop levels. All these aspects lead to the onset of early ripening with phenological ripeness and sugar accumulation occurring in early February. Consequently picking commenced on the 8th February with excellent flavour maturity and natural acidity. Vineyard selection is critical with each vintage of Uncut. We select the sites that consistently display the highest quality, concentration and finesse. The biodynamically grown vines age from 20-80 years. Fermentation occurs naturally in 5 tonne open fermenters, pressing off skins once the fermentation is completed, which can take up to 20 days. Ageing occurred in 100% French oak barrels ranging in size from puncheons (500L) to barriques (225L) for 16 months maturation. As with all Gemtree reds, minimal racking occurs in this time, so the wine can be aged on its lees, building mouthfeel and texture and allowing sulphur additions to be kept to a minimum to showcase the true character of the wine. Over the years our family has learnt to follow our own path, choosing grape varieties, techniques and blends that truly express our passion for wine. Uncut Shiraz, our founding wine, reflects the true character of our premium shiraz blocks - minimal intervention from both the vineyard and the winery: literally uncut.

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