The Beauty Shiraz

2018 vintage

The Beauty, a fitting partner to the Beast, is a wine of elegance...
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.

$62.00

Accolades

Gold – Marananga Wine Show 2020

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: 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 | Combined with wet Viognier skins (3%) | 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 | 18 months maturation
Tech. Analysis: Alcohol – 14.5% | pH – 3.57 | Acid – 7.0g/L | RS – <1.0g/L

Noteworthy Dates
Harvested: 27th February - 14th March 2018 | Bottled: November 2019 | Released: October 2020

Profile

Sensorial Information
Profile: Blue Fruits | Raspberry liquorice | Vanilla bean | Raw cocoa | Florals | Graphite
Texture: Vibrant acid | Mid-palate tannin focus | Expressive and complex

Characteristics
Animal: Arabian Horse
Vehicle: Mercedes AMG GT
Musical: Harp