The Queen of the Hive produces the bees that have a vital role in maintaining natural balance & eco-health in our world. Bees keep plants & crops alive through pollination & without bees, humans would struggle to survive. Bees only survive & thrive in chemical free environments, hence why our certified biodynamic, estate vineyards in McLaren Vale are home to so many bee hives & their powerful, tireless Queens. To all the Queens we salute you! Biodynamics is the most advanced form of organic farming that uses natural preparations to bring the soil & vine into balance. This is a modern Vale red that blends Shiraz, Tempranillo & Grenache to give harmonious, medium bodied, soft and juicy mouth feel with hints of cinnamon, plum & cherries finished with silky elegant tannins.
|Variety:||Shiraz, Tempranillo and Grenache|
|100%:||Organic | Biodynamic|
|Aroma:||Perfumed fragrance of plum, cherries and raspberries|
|Palate:||Delightfully soft and mellow palate that shows layers of strawberries and poached rhubarb with really gentle silky tannins. Easy drinking fresh style that suits the modern wine lover.|
Drink now or cellar up to 5 years
2018 gave us very good winter rainfall allowing the vineyards to reach saturation point. A very dry spring encouraged healthy foliage growth and controlled the vines vigor well. We experienced one of the driest summers in 30 odd years; this meant a great concentration of flavours and intensity of fruit especially within our Mediterranean red varietals. The whites reached fruit ripeness with low acidity therefore producing a very bright and vibrant flavour profile. All and all, a very strong 2018 vintage with fantastic wines.
Selected batches of Shiraz, Tempranillo and Grenache were fermented and aged separately in small French oak barrels. They were blended to achieve a fruit-filled wine, that is medium bodied with gentle extraction of tannins giving a velvety silky mouthfeel.
|Winemaker:||Dwayne Cunningham and Kate Goodman|