Wines

Bloodstone Shiraz 2017

RRP $240.00 /Dozen
Club $192.00 /Dozen
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Total: $0.00
Club Price: $0.00
RRP $20.00 /Bottle
Club $16.00 /Bottle
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Total: $0.00
Club Price: $0.00

Tasting Notes

Our Bloodstone symbolises the commencement of McLaren Vale Shiraz in our portfolio and will give you a taste of everything we grow. Blended from a cross section of all of our Gemtree Shiraz vineyards, it is a bang on version of what we are trying to achieve. A perfect drop to enjoy with food, this wine epitomises the essence of Shiraz and typicity of McLaren Vale.
Bloodstone - a stone of wisdom and creativity


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.

Food Pairings

An open fire with a side serve of baked brie!

Palate

The palate is medium-weight with a soft and generous mouthfeel. Well-balanced acidity highlights the vibrant and complex red and blue fruits yet still maintaining purity and elegance.

Specifications

Varietals

100% shiraz - from our premium organic vineyards in McLaren Vale

Alcohol

14.0%

Cellaring potential

Now to 2022

Winemaker's notes

Vineyard, site and parcel selection is a major focus of all our wines at Gemtree. For Bloodstone we select the sites that display varietal expression, concentration and finesse. In 2017 we selected several Shiraz parcels from a range of soil profiles, the majority being sandy, well drained soils, which make fragrant, juicy wines. Fermentation occurred naturally in open fermenters and pressing off the skins once the colour, flavour and tannin had been maximised. Ageing occurred in French oak barrels ranging in size from puncheons (500L) to barriques (225L) for 10 months. No racking of the wines occurred in this time, so the wine aged on its lees, allowing sulphur additions to be kept to a minimum and the true character of the wine to blossom.