2012 Gemtree Vineyards Moonstone Savagnin

Since 2011 Gemtree Vineyards at McLaren Vale have had organic certification and have practised biodynamic farming for some years prior to that time. The Buttery family business works on minimal intervention during the winemaking process and the second release of their Moonstone (aka the lover's stone) Savagnin, reflects the clean freshness of this increasingly popular variety. 

Attractive pale straw colour. Fresh lifted aromas of honeysuckle, blossom, Nashi pear and Granny Smith apple. The palate exhibits crisp dry lime and pear with some suggestion of rosewater and minerality. It's viscous, zesty, light in structure and mirrors the bouquet's fruit characteristics. 

Fine crunchy tannins with a nice acid spike mid-palate. Even flavours throughout with a lingering fresh citrusy finish. If you like the texture of a Pinot Gris and the racy acidity of a Riesling, this is the variety to check out. An appealing, delicious and versatile wine for the holiday fare. 

Source: Retail Purchase. ABV: 13.5%. Closure: Screwcap. Price: $18.00. Rating: 90+ Points.

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