Gemtree Vineyards Savagnin Mclaren Vale Moonstone 2011

Member Review by Debra Meiburg MW:

See Andrew Buttery (Gemtree Vineyards) in our Meet-the-Winemaker video series (#2): www.debramasterofwine.com

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Winery: SakéOne
Color: White
Varietal: Savagnin
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SakéOne:
Pure water: it's one of the most crucial components of saké; premium saké cannot be brewed without quality water. After our founders realized that the country's best water supply for saké was the Pacific Northwest, they located their new saké brewery in Forest Grove, Oregon, on the east slope of the Coast Range, in 1997. SakéOne, the country's foremost sakéry, was built at the edge of a lush ra... Read more
Pure water: it's one of the most crucial components of saké; premium saké cannot be brewed without quality water. After our founders realized that the country's best water supply for saké was the Pacific Northwest, they located their new saké brewery in Forest Grove, Oregon, on the east slope of the Coast Range, in 1997. SakéOne, the country's foremost sakéry, was built at the edge of a lush rainforest aquifer. Founded by an American who evolved into a saké visionary after experiencing the finest sakés Japan had to offer, SakéOne was first incorporated in Oregon in 1992 under the name Japan America Beverage Co. (JABC). It was established through a joint partnership with Momokawa Brewing Inc. Japan of Momoishi, Aomori Prefecture, Japan, a saké producer since 1856 that brought deep product knowledge and ages of experience. The new company started as an importer, then built its facility in Forest Grove just a few years later. In October of 1998, JABC changed its name to SakéOne and became the world's only American-owned-and-operated sakéry. With strong ties to tradition and its Japanese roots, SakéOne is the leading producer of "Ginjo" (premium) grade saké in the U.S. With a set of four premium sakés produced and bottled under its own Momokawa label, the company set out to develop new products that would help fill the growing demand for premium saké. Defining a niche for fruit-flavor-infused saké, SakéOne launched the Moonstone brand, becoming the first company to bottle a new category of flavor-added saké. The rest, as they say, is history. Since SakéOne's inception, the popularity of premium saké has boomed in the U.S. SakéOne is the fastest-growing sakéry in the U.S. Led by an impressive array of wine industry veterans, the company continues to grow exponentially. SakéOne now distributes its saké in all fifty states, Canada, the Caribbean, and South America. Today the company is managed by some of the nation's leading wine business experts. This dynamic leadership group directs a creative team of marketing, sales, and brewing experts in an effort to develop traditional saké that appeals to the American palate through innovation and a willingness to take chances and explore the boundaries of consumer desire. Read less

Member Reviews for Gemtree Vineyards Savagnin Mclaren Vale Moonstone

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Snooth User: Debra Meiburg MW
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See Andrew Buttery (Gemtree Vineyards) in our Meet-the-Winemaker video series (#2): www.debramasterofwine.com


External Reviews for Gemtree Vineyards Savagnin Mclaren Vale Moonstone

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2010 06/19/2013

Gemtree’s 2010 Moonstone Savagnin has moderately intense lemon curd, lanolin, straw and white pepper notes. Medium bodied with a good amount of pure citrus and pear flavors and refreshing acid, it gives a medium length finish.


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Vintage: 2010 12/26/2010

This is 100% Savagnin - a grape variety that is quite uncommon in Australia, but has nonetheless produced this deliciously fresh and thirst-quenching white! Green apple, peach, and citrus are all evident on the front and mid-palate, and the wine finishes with wonderful acidity.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2010 06/19/2013

A deliciously zesty and thirst quenching 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 gris 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 fourth release of Moonstone and it reiterates our belief that this variety (Savagnin) is very well suited to our climate and vineyard.



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