Gemtree Vineyards Uncut Shiraz 2006

Syrah/Shiraz from McLaren Vale, Australia

Item No. 97183
  • red wine
  • screw cap wine
  • JH95
  • WS92
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Winemaker's Notes

#74 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2008

Hand selected from 40 year old vines on our Tatachilla Road vineyard, Uncut Shiraz requires very little intervention. Minimally pruned vines; open fermentation; gentle pressing; and minimal fining and filtration - these are our maxims for producing Uncut Shiraz. Balance in wine cannot be manufactured - it occurs naturally! In this, our 9th vintage as winemakers we have again achieved this balance. The synergy between fruit, oak, acid and tannin in the 2006 Uncut is seamless.

Learn About Gemtree Vineyards Map ItMap It

The Gemtree Vineyards brand was launched in 1998 and is the logical extension for the Buttery family’s involvement in viticulture & winemaking over the last 30 years. Paul and Jill Buttery purchased their first vineyard on Tatachilla Road, McLaren Vale in 1980, following many years in the liquor retailing business and in 1991 they acquired a 140 acre property, Gemtree, in McLaren Flat. Family plantings now total some 330 acres and this is recognised as one of the largest private holdings in McLaren Vale.

Learn About McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale is home to the oldest Australian vineyard, with grapes planted in 1838. It's a coastal area, the Indian Ocean bordering the west, which leads to a cooling factor that prevents the grapes from getting too hot. In all, the climate is a perfect one for the vines. Notable Facts In McLaren Vale, there are vines as far as the eye can see. As in other parts of...

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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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