- Deep red, purple/black hues.
- Violets, plums, raspberry conserve with hints of red spices, almonds (oak) and cinnamon.
- Just like a great dive the entry is amazing. The palate is rich and plush with a range of flavours, mulberries, boysenberries and chocolate. The wine exhibits layers of concentration yet remains focused by the balanced acidity and soft tannins - very harmonious.
- Now – 2015.
- Vintage Notes
The 2008 vintage continues a remarkably strong decade of harvests in Mclaren Vale, joining 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2006. An almost perfect growing season paved the way for a remarkably strong vintage where all the strongest parcels of fruit were picked in ideal conditions prior to the onset of a record heatwave in March. The resultant wines have great concentration and flavour yet continue with the Gemtree trademark of fine acid and tannin lines.
We have sourced Bloodstone Shiraz from a combination of our oldest vineyard on Tatachilla Road and from Gemtree's home block. We co-fermented 5% of Viognier to enhance the aromatics, sweetness and tannin profile of the wine. Bloodstone is open fermented for 10 days then gently pressed into French oak for 14 months.