The Beauty Shiraz

2015 vintage

2020 Cellar Release

Grown on the coolest block on the property and co-fermented with a touch of Viognier, the Beauty displays complex lifted aromatics, along with the softness and subtlety befitting a wine of this name.

(Due to volume scarcity, a 6 bottle limit applies)

$82.00

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Accolades

James Halliday Wine Companion – 97 points

Vineyard

B-Block: Deep red clay loam | Eastern bank of Greenock Creek | Low topographical position | Shaded Morning | North-south oriented rows
Upshot: Ripe yet elegant fruit | Soft tannins | Lifted aromatics

Vintage

Pre-vintage
Rainfall: Wet winter | Very dry spring and early summer
Temperature: Cool early summer conditions
Upshot: Early budburst and flowering | No disease pressure | Earlier expected harvest dates

Vintage
Rainfall: Mid-February rain event | Dry otherwise
Temperature: Warm days and cool nights
Upshot: Fast late ripening conditions | Extended flavour development | High natural acid | Rich flavours and vibrant fruit

Winemaking

Fermentation: De-stemmed | Combined with wet Viognier skins | 1/3 fermented off skins in oak | 2/3 chilled with 1-2 pump-overs per day | Basket pressed
Oak: French – 35% new, 65% old | Natural malolactic fermentation | 16 months maturation
Technical Analysis: Alcohol – 14.5% | pH – 3.66 | Acid – 6.4g/L | RS – <1.0g/L

Noteworthy Dates
Harvested: 10th February 2015 | Bottled: August 2016 | Re-released: September 2020

Profile

Sensorial
Profile: Blueberry | Blackberry | Truffle | Cinnamon
Texture: Fresh acid | Grippy front-palate tannins | Expressive and complex

Animal/Vehicle/Musical
Animal – Arabian Horse
Vehicle – Mercedes AMG GT
Musical – Harp