The Beast Shiraz

2018 vintage

Selected from a single block high on the hill, where the soils are shallow and the sunlight is even, you can expect the Beast to exhibit great concentration of flavour and richness, with soft grippy tannins…

$89.50

Accolades

Trophy – Best 2018 Shiraz – Marananga Wine Show 2020

Vineyard

D Block: Shallow red clay loam overlying shattered limestone | North-south oriented rows | Elevated eastern aspect | Long even sunlight
Upshot: Rich ripe fruit | Supple tannins | Intense aromatic and flavour profile

Vintage

Pre-Vintage
Rainfall: Late winter rainfall | Consistent spring rainfall
Temperature: Warm spring to early summer
Upshot: Healthy leaf canopies | Hot summer protection | Slow development

Vintage
Rainfall: Dry summer and autumn
Temperature: Hot January and February | Mild autumn
Upshot: Delayed and extended harvest | Vibrant colours and powerful fruit | Wines of power and elegance

Winemaking

Fermentation: De-stemmed | Left on skins for 8-12 days | Slow ferment at 18-22°C | Open pump-overs and hand plunging | Basket pressed
Oak: French – 60% new, 40% 2nd use | Natural malolactic fermentation | 22 months maturation
Tech. Analysis: Alcohol – 15.0% | pH – 3.57 | Acid – 7.0g/L | RS – <1.0g/L

Noteworthy Dates
Harvested: 6th March – 24th March 2018 | Bottled: January 2020 | Released: October 2020

Profile

Sensorial Information
Profile: Forest berries | Spiced plum | Dark chocolate | Liquorice | Cardamom
Texture: Fine grained tannins | Exceptional palate length | Powerful | Robust | Great oak integration

Characteristics
Animal: East-African Lion
Vehicle: Chevrolet Camaro
Musical: Tenor Tuba