Queen of the Hive Shiraz Mataro

Queen of the Hive Shiraz Mataro

2021 Shiraz Mataro

McLaren Vale, South Australia

53.5% Shiraz, 46.5% Mataro. Aged in French oak. Colour: Ribena jelly. Aroma: raspberry, thyme flowers & Davidson plum, a hint of pepper. Palate: soft & juicy, with touches of ironstone, pine needles and black figs. Cellar: 2 years.

From $25.00 per bottle

    Description

    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.

    Royal Adelaide Wine Show
    Royal Adelaide Wine Show
    GOLD
    2022
    Winestate Magazine
    Winestate Magazine
    SILVER, 4 STARS
    2022
    The Real Review
    The Real Review
    SILVER, 93/100
    2022

    Wine Details

    • Region McLaren Vale, South Australia
    • Sub Region McLaren Vale, South Australia
    • Vintage 2021
    • Type Red Wine
    • Variety Shiraz Mataro
    • Variety Composition

      Organic | Biodynamic

    • Vegan Friendly
    • Organic Wine
    • Volume 750ml
    • Alcohol Volume 14%
    • PH

      3.69

    • Standard Drinks 8.3
    • Acidity

      5.36

    • Sugar

      2.6

    • Closure ScrewCap
    • Bottling Date

      23/11/2021

    • Vintage Notes

      2021 was one of those dream vintages that don’t come along every year; cool, refreshing nights and dreamy, sun-kissed days without any extended stretches of intense heat. After a warmer than usual November there were only four days above 40 degrees. It was mainly dry throughout the ripening season with the odd spattering of just enough rain to keep the grapes beautifully plump, juicy and full of bright fruit flavours and time to dry out in between so disease pressure was low. The gentle undulation between these varying temperatures and perfectly healthy canopies allowed us to really ponder picking times, spending plenty of time out in the vineyard tasting grapes getting the timing of picking just right. The generous harvest has rewarded us with delightfully delicate fruit and varietal characters, with each variety singing its own tune. Natural acids are in perfect balance and the smooth, sensuous tannins completed by an epic energetic vibration that we can’t wait to share with you.

    • Vineyard Notes

      Shiraz — Jones Block North West Mataro – Landcross Farm

    • Colour

      Ribena jelly

    • Bouquet

      Punchy raspberry, thyme flowers and Davidson plum. Hints of pepper and sanguine propel this wine out of the glass like a supernova’s epic end.

    • Palate

      Brambly, juicy but lean, we are transported to the Cosmos, stargazing from the middle of an outback salt lake. The colour purple feels dominant in our psychedelic dreams but we are grounded by touches of ironstone reminding us of ancient rocks underneath our feet. We are bequeathed a sprinkling of pine needles and a hamper of black figs on the final moments of this journey.

    • Peak Drinking / Cellaring Potential

      GOOD: Now BETTER: Easter 2022 BEST: Late 2023

    • Vinification

      Whole-bunch. carbonic maceration Shiraz. Mataro from the ancient rocks fermented in small batches in open vats, lovingly plunged daily. Aged separately in used 500lt French-oak puncheons for 6 months before blending and further ageing in tank and older puncheons before bottling.

    • Music Match

      Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds—The Beatles

    • Winemaker

      Ashleigh Seymour

    Description

    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.

    Royal Adelaide Wine Show
    Royal Adelaide Wine Show
    GOLD
    2022
    Winestate Magazine
    Winestate Magazine
    SILVER, 4 STARS
    2022
    The Real Review
    The Real Review
    SILVER, 93/100
    2022

    Wine Details

    • Region McLaren Vale, South Australia
    • Sub Region McLaren Vale, South Australia
    • Vintage 2021
    • Type Red Wine
    • Variety Shiraz Mataro
    • Variety Composition

      Organic | Biodynamic

    • Vegan Friendly
    • Organic Wine
    • Volume 750ml
    • Alcohol Volume 14%
    • PH

      3.69

    • Standard Drinks 8.3
    • Acidity

      5.36

    • Sugar

      2.6

    • Closure ScrewCap
    • Bottling Date

      23/11/2021

    • Vintage Notes

      2021 was one of those dream vintages that don’t come along every year; cool, refreshing nights and dreamy, sun-kissed days without any extended stretches of intense heat. After a warmer than usual November there were only four days above 40 degrees. It was mainly dry throughout the ripening season with the odd spattering of just enough rain to keep the grapes beautifully plump, juicy and full of bright fruit flavours and time to dry out in between so disease pressure was low. The gentle undulation between these varying temperatures and perfectly healthy canopies allowed us to really ponder picking times, spending plenty of time out in the vineyard tasting grapes getting the timing of picking just right. The generous harvest has rewarded us with delightfully delicate fruit and varietal characters, with each variety singing its own tune. Natural acids are in perfect balance and the smooth, sensuous tannins completed by an epic energetic vibration that we can’t wait to share with you.

    • Vineyard Notes

      Shiraz — Jones Block North West Mataro – Landcross Farm

    • Colour

      Ribena jelly

    • Bouquet

      Punchy raspberry, thyme flowers and Davidson plum. Hints of pepper and sanguine propel this wine out of the glass like a supernova’s epic end.

    • Palate

      Brambly, juicy but lean, we are transported to the Cosmos, stargazing from the middle of an outback salt lake. The colour purple feels dominant in our psychedelic dreams but we are grounded by touches of ironstone reminding us of ancient rocks underneath our feet. We are bequeathed a sprinkling of pine needles and a hamper of black figs on the final moments of this journey.

    • Peak Drinking / Cellaring Potential

      GOOD: Now BETTER: Easter 2022 BEST: Late 2023

    • Vinification

      Whole-bunch. carbonic maceration Shiraz. Mataro from the ancient rocks fermented in small batches in open vats, lovingly plunged daily. Aged separately in used 500lt French-oak puncheons for 6 months before blending and further ageing in tank and older puncheons before bottling.

    • Music Match

      Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds—The Beatles

    • Winemaker

      Ashleigh Seymour