The Beauty Shiraz

2019 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

Trophy - Best 2019 Shiraz - 2021 Marananga Wine Show

Trophy - Western Ridge Classic Style - 2021 Marananga Wine Show

Gold Medal - 2021 Barossa Wine Show

James Halliday Wine Companion - 94 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: Average winter and spring rainfall | Low summer rainfall
Temperature: Cool spring leading to warm summer
Upshot: Low crops | Return to standard flowering and fruit set | Frost and hail events

Vintage
Rainfall: No rainfall during the vintage period
Temperature: Warm conditions throughout
Upshot: Fast ripening conditions | Condensed vintage | Intense flavours and tannin | Wines of power and structure

Winemaking

Fermentation: De-stemmed | Combined with wet Viognier skins (3%) | 1/3 fermented off skins in oak | Basket pressed
Oak: French – 35% new, 65% seasoned | Natural malolactic fermentation | 20 months maturation
Technical Analysis: Alcohol – 15% | pH – 3.57 | Acid – 7.0g/L | RS – <1.0g/L

Noteworthy Dates
Harvested: 20th  - 23rd February 2019 | Bottled: November 2020 | Released: October 2021

Profile

Sensorial
Profile: Blue fruits | Vanilla bean | Raw cocoa | Florals | Rose oil | Oyster mushroom
Texture: Fine-grained tannins | Great length | Expressive and complex

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