The Beauty Shiraz

2017 vintage
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97 James Halliday

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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.

The Beauty Shiraz Tasting Notes

Vineyard

B Block: Deep red clay loam | Eastern bank of Greenock Creek | Low topographical position | Shaded morning | North-south oriented rows

Upshot: Cool temperatures | Ripe yet elegant fruit | Soft tannins | Lifted aromatics

Vintage

Rainfall: Rain event in early February | Dry thereafter

Temperature: Mild Summer temperatures

Upshot: Delayed harvest | Outstanding flavour development | High natural acidity | Wines of poise and balance

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: 35% new, 65% seasoned | Natural malolactic fermentation | 16 months maturation

Tech. Analysis: Alcohol: 14.5% | pH: 3.59 | Acid: 6.8g/L | RS: <1.0g/L

Noteworthy Dates
Harvested: 16th March 2017 | Bottled: November 2018 | Released: October 2019 | Enjoy: Now to 2037

Profile

Profile: Blue Fruits | Red Fruits | White Pepper | Florals

Texture: Bright acid | Soft mid-palate tannins | Expressive and complex

Characteristics
Animal: Arabian Horse

Vehicle: Mercedes AMG GT

Musical: Harp