Regional Wines

Luna de Fresa Tempranillo Rose 2018

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Tasting Notes

We have been growing Tempranillo with passion for the last 16 years. In that time Luna Roja and Luna Temprana have arisen and now our Rosé completes the trilogy. The full moon in June is known as the ‘Strawberry Moon’ to the Algonquin tribes of New England, appearing at the time of the strawberry harvest. Luna de Fresa translates as strawberry moon. At Gemtree, we let the moon influence our harvesting time too. Through her firmly-held belief in biodynamics, Melissa grows beautifully balanced Tempranillo fruit. From this Mike has crafted Gemtree’s Rosé; bright, delicious and brimming with strawberry aromas and flavours.

 

Colour

Rosewater

Nose

Aromas of lychees, strawberries and rose petals, very fragrant and perfumed.

Food Pairings

Thai Salad

Palate

Soft and textural with balanced fruits. The strawberry notes follow through from the nose to the palate. An easy-drinking wine, best served chilled.

Specifications

Varietals

100% Tempranillo

Alcohol

12.5%

Cellaring potential

Drink now.

Style

Luna de Fresa - Strawberry Moon

Winemaker's notes

Since planting Tempranillo at Gemtree in 1999 we have been experimenting with making different styles to showcase the region and our biodynamic philosophy. In that time the Tempranillo trio has emerged. Luna Roja, Luna Temprana and Luna de Fresa. Our sixth vintage of Luna de Fresa has encapsulated all we love about Rose. Processing is very simple, hand-picked, cooled and lightly pressed using the free run only. Fermentation was held at 14 degrees to retain all the varietal definition we tasted in the vineyard. When the grapes taste this good in the vineyard we allow the processes to occur naturally.

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