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2018 Queen of the Hive

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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.

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Variety: Shiraz, Tempranillo and Grenache
100%: Organic | Biodynamic
Region: McLaren Vale
Vineyard: Multiple vineyards
Colour: Crimson red
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 With: Barbeque
Cellaring:

Drink now or cellar up to 5 years

Vintage:

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.

Vinification:

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.

Alcohol: 14.0%
pH: 3.48
TA: 5.91
Total SO2: 77ppm
Winemaker: Dwayne Cunningham and Kate Goodman

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Additional Information
Weight 1.14 kg

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