2013 Vintage

Lower alcohols, pure concentrated citrus flavours and balanced acidity are the hallmarks of this vintage

In this vintage Gaelic Cemetery offers a range of three outstanding wines.

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GC Premium Riesling

GC Premium Riesling

The GC Premium Riesling comes from the oldest block of Riesling vines on the vineyard. Our aim is to make something that is more textural than the Celtic Farm, not relying totally on acidity to give length and drive to the wine.

 

GC Celtic Farm Riesling

GC Celtic Farm Riesling

This wine comes from three different blocks on the vineyard and our intention is to make a wine in the modern Australian Riesling style – crisp, dry and fresh. Pale green in appearance with typical Clare Valley Riesling citrus characters of lemon and lime.

 

Premium Shiraz

GC Premium Shiraz

The fruit for this comes from the two oldest blocks of Shiraz on the vineyard. Incredibly deep red, almost black in colour, this wine shows all the usual blackberry, star anise and ferrous characters that we have come to expect from this site.

 

 
  

Vintage Notes

Growing Season

The 2013 vintage commenced quite early for most winemakers in the Clare Valley – it was the 8th February for us. A cool winter with average rainfall was followed by a warm, dry spring and dry summer that delivered sound fruit to the winery for vinification. The resultant wines are really very good – possibly better than anticipated given the warm growing season. Lower alcohols, pure concentrated citrus flavours and balanced acidity are the hallmarks of this vintage.