Regional Wines

SubTerra 2016

RRP $180.00 /Bottle
Club $180.00 /Bottle
+ -
Total: $0.00
Club Price: $0.00

Tasting Notes

Gemtree Wines has unearthed (literally) a new gem with the launch of SubTerra, a premium quality McLaren Vale single-vineyard shiraz, and the first wine in the world to be ‘returned to the earth’ in a barrel to age. Aged in a wax-coated French oak barrel buried deep in the soil underneath the vines where the grapes for the wine were handpicked, the earth provided a perfect natural temperature controlled cellar for the wine to mature. The hand-picked grapes for SubTerra were selected from a small, protected vineyard with alluvial soils and a geology dating back millions of years giving the fruit a very distinct and unique flavour. Only 240 bottles have been made.

Colour

Deep Purple

Nose

Notes of dark berries, forest floor and spice.

Food Pairings

No food required - the wine is experience enough.

Palate

A concentration of dark fruits and spice follow through from the nose with a textural mid-palate and long fine tannins. This wine has had no Sulphur added during the winemaking process, ensuring it retains the very essence of its vineyard provenance.

Specifications

Varietals

100% Shiraz

Alcohol

14.5%

Style

SubTerra 2016

Winemaker's notes

Gemtree Wines has unearthed (literally) a new gem with the launch of SubTerra, a premium quality McLaren Vale single-vineyard shiraz, and the first wine in the world to be 'returned to the earth' in a barrel to age. Aged in a wax-coated French oak barrel buried deep in the soil underneath the vines where the grapes for the wine were handpicked, the earth provided a perfect natural temperature controlled cellar for the wine to mature. The hand-picked grapes for SubTerra were selected from a small, protected vineyard with alluvial soils and a geology dating back millions of years giving the fruit a very distinct and unique flavour. Only 240 bottles have been made.