2012 Vintage

The 2012 vintage was ideal in every respect for the Clare Valley.

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

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Gaelic Cemetery Vineyard

GCV Premium Shiraz

GCV 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.


GCV Premium Shiraz

GCV Premium Cabernet Malbec

This wine displays intense blackcurrant / mulberry fruit aromas along with some mocha and chocolate notes. Quite concentrated on the palate, but manages to retain a degree of elegance that we expect to see in Cabernet based wines.


GCV Premium Shiraz

GCV Premium Riesling

The GCV 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.


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 from this site.



Vintage Notes

Growing Season

The 2012 vintage was ideal in every respect for the Clare Valley. A cool, wet winter was followed by a mild spring and summer delivering very sound fruit to the winery for vinification. The resultant wines are quite delicious. Pure, concentrated flavours, great colour and balanced acidity are the features of this vintage.