The Beauty Shiraz

2020 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.

$69.50

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 rainfall | Dry conditions from spring through to summer
Temperature: High winds at flowering | Hot late spring and early summer leading to average summer temperatures
Upshot: Inconsistent flowering and fruit set | Low crops

Vintage
Rainfall: Early February rain event | Dry otherwise
Temperature: Warm days and cool nights
Upshot: Consistent ripening conditions | Perfect extended flavour development | High natural acid | Intense flavours and vibrancy of fruit

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 – 14.5% | pH – 3.50 | Acid – 6.5g/L | RS – <1.0g/L

Noteworthy Dates
Harvested: 27th February - 11th March 2020 | Bottled: November 2021 | Released: July 2022

Profile

Sensorial
Profile: Blueberry | Raspberry | White florals | Cinnamon | Cumin seed
Texture: Vibrant acid | Silky texture | Expressive and complex

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