2008 Vintage

The 2008 vintage was on the back of unusual seasonal conditions for the Clare Valley.

In this vintage Gaelic Cemetery Vineyard offers an outstanding Shiraz.

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GCV Premium Shiraz

GCV Premium Shiraz

The fruit for this comes from the two oldest blocks of Shiraz on the vineyard. Varying percentages of both blocks make up the Premium depending on the year. 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.



Vintage Notes

Growing Season

Most of South Eastern Australia was affected by a severe drought with crop levels being reduced significantly in most regions. A severe heat wave in the first half of March saw sugar accumulate quite rapidly after verasion, so timing of harvest was crucial to making good wines. Those who got it right managed to make high quality wines of great colour and backbone that retained good levels of natural acidity as well as plenty of mid palate flavor.