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Gemtree Vineyards Tadpole White 2007

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Every vintage has a signature; for 2007 it was fruit sweetness. The drought conditions we experienced throughout the growing season in 2007 meant whites were physiologically ripe earlier than ever experienced. We commenced picking on the 2nd February and had finished our entire white production by the 14th which has resulted in wines showing amazing natural balance and fruit sweetness. The berry size was 30% smaller than in previous vintages and this resulted in whites with loads of expression and flavour. I will be drinking my 2007 whites over the spring and summer, it's not a white vintage for the cellar! This little beauty was co-fermented with 10% viognier!! The result is a richer front to mid palate with a hint of tropical fruit. Delicious!!Tasting NotesColour Pale straw.Nose Peaches, apricots, pear and ruby grapefruit.Palate The front palate is a luscious mouth feel of pears and citrus characters. Lychee and pear flavours dominate the mid palate and the lingering fruit sweetness combined with zesty acidity ensure this will be a cracker aperitif for summer.Cellaring Drink now.

Region: Australia

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Varietal: Chardonnay
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Gemtree Vineyards Pty Ltd:
Gemtree Vineyards is owned and run by third generation grapegrowers, the Buttery Family. The family is dedicated to producing iconic wines of the highest quality from their McLaren Vale vineyards which since 2008 have been farmed 100% biodynamically. They are also passionate about sound environmental practices, sustainable agriculture and innovation, both in the vineyards and in the winery,... Read more
Gemtree Vineyards is owned and run by third generation grapegrowers, the Buttery Family. The family is dedicated to producing iconic wines of the highest quality from their McLaren Vale vineyards which since 2008 have been farmed 100% biodynamically. They are also passionate about sound environmental practices, sustainable agriculture and innovation, both in the vineyards and in the winery, where winemaker Mike Brown pushes the boundaries of experimentation with biodynamic wines and alternative winemaking practices. Read less

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Snooth User: Debra Meiburg MW
6836507,588
0.00 5
01/03/2011

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


Snooth User: baseball636
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2.00 5
07/11/2009

Two glasses



Every vintage has a signature; for 2007 it was fruit sweetness. The drought conditions we experienced throughout the growing season in 2007 meant whites were physiologically ripe earlier than ever experienced. We commenced picking on the 2nd February and had finished our entire white production by the 14th which has resulted in wines showing amazing natural balance and fruit sweetness. The berry size was 30% smaller than in previous vintages and this resulted in whites with loads of expression and flavour. I will be drinking my 2007 whites over the spring and summer, it's not a white vintage for the cellar! This little beauty was co-fermented with 10% viognier!! The result is a richer front to mid palate with a hint of tropical fruit. Delicious!!Tasting NotesColour Pale straw.Nose Peaches, apricots, pear and ruby grapefruit.Palate The front palate is a luscious mouth feel of pears and citrus characters. Lychee and pear flavours dominate the mid palate and the lingering fruit sweetness combined with zesty acidity ensure this will be a cracker aperitif for summer.Cellaring Drink now.

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