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GEMTREE Luna Roja 2014

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GEMTREE Luna Roja 2014

GEMTREE Luna Roja Tempranillo, McLaren Vale
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GEMTREE Luna Roja Tempranillo, McLaren Vale
  • Style: Red
  • Vintage: 2014
  • Region: McLaren Vale
  • Code: GRLR
  • Varietal: Tempranillo
  • Country: Australia

Region McLaren Vale

The McLaren Vale wine region is located between the Mount Lofty Ranges and the Gulf of St Vincent just South of Adelaide in South Australia. Historically it was John Reynell who established Chateau Reynella in 1838, and Thomas Hardy who purchased the historic Tintara in 1876, that kick started the development of the McLaren Vale wine industry. The climate is generally considered warm, although different aspects, altitude and the effect of the cooling ocean breezes moderate the climate within the different sub-regions of the Vale. A large number of soil types are present, although red-brown loams dominate. The biggest viticultural challenge is the potential for drought and the overall lack of water. Full bodied, robust and plush reds typify the McLaren Vale style. Plantings are dominated by Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, with smaller plantings of whites including Semillon, and Chardonnay. More recent plantings of Mediterranean varieties particularly suited to the climate, including Sangiovese, Tempranillo, Mourvedre, Savagnin and Fiano have also been very successful.

Winery GEMTREE

Paul and Jill Buttery established the Gemtree vineyards in McLaren Vale in 1980. Son Andrew runs the business and viticulturist daughter Melissa has introduced biodynamic methods and taken Gemtree to full organic certification. Melissa’s husband, Mike Brown, is Chief Winemaker. Gemtree wines are of consistently high quality and interest. Chinese investment has enabled increased production and strengthened exports – Gemtree’s organic certification is also officially recognised in China. The Buttery and Brown families see themselves as custodians of the land they utilise – their aim is to leave it in better condition than when they started. They say: ‘We want our legacy to live on for our children’.