Gemtree Vineyards


Moonstone Albariño 2008

Technical Details:

Pale straw, bright.
Tangerine, orange blossom, fresh pastry, pear and white peaches.
A deliciously zesty and punchy wine! Pears, melon and citrus fruits are all evident in the front to mid palate. The palate is a two-fold experience: characters of Italian pinot grigio pedigree, with weight and texture and then the back palate is all racy and riesling-like, with wonderful acidity. We are tremendously proud of our second release of albariño and hope you enjoy this complex little beast.
Drink now.
Vintage Notes

Albariño is a magical variety hailing from the picturesque coastal region of Galicia, located in the north western corner of Spain. In Galicia it enjoys warm days, cold nights and the maritime influence of the nearby Atlantic, perfect for retaining the natural acidity of the variety and very similar to McLaren Vale.

In 2007 we began farming our Tatachilla Road vineyard biodynamically, and in the winery, winemaker Mike Brown has also left this wine as nature intended it - 100% natural fermentation, no yeast or acid additions and zero filtration. As a result the 2008 Moonstone is a 100% biodynamic wine - so if diamonds appear in your bottle don’t be alarmed, they are harmless!